Liberia security transition completed with cautionary note

Liberia policemen stand on the Monrovia bridge during a training excercise as the United Nations Mission in Liberia forces finally hands back security to Liberia's military and police, in Monrovia on June 24, 2016Top Liberian and UN officials saluted 13 years of partnership on Friday after Liberian forces took back responsibility for national security, but experts say the west African nation faces huge challenges. At a rain-soaked ceremony in Monrovia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and UN Special Representative Farid Zarif paid tribute to the domestic police and military services which were rebuilt from scratch after 14 years of civil war. “We have talked a great deal about Liberia being a post-conflict success story.

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