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Liberia - No More War, May 2005

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Liberia's capital was named for U.S. president James Monroe.

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United Nations peacekeepers moved into Liberia in 2003 to help implement a peace deal and make the country secure both for civilians and for the transitional government that was put in place after President Charles Taylor was exiled. With unique access to the mission under Force Commander General Daniel Opande, FRONTLINE/World reporter Jessie Deeter, accompanies the charismatic Opande into the war-torn region as the mission faces one of its biggest challenges -- to disarm more than 100,000 former fighters and offer them an alternative to war. read more

Who's Who in Liberia's Fragile Peace and Former Conflict? Learn more about the key players in Liberia's crisis and trace their complex relationships in this interactive feature

Woman braiding her child's hairKeeping the Peace
In this slideshow, FRONTLINE/World reporter Jessie Deeter comments on the challenges facing the Liberian people today and General Daniel Opande's personal stake in the country's disarmament.

Behind the Scenes: Two Opinions on the Mission in Liberia
Read excerpts from interviews with Jacques Klein, outspoken former head of United Nations Mission in Liberia; and Daniel Chea, Liberia's controversial defense minister who served under Charles Taylor.

Liberia's Historic Ties to the United States
The two countries share a unique history but it's one marked by indifference and disappointment.