Rubber Rebels Routed
Following on a promise made a few weeks ago, the UN and the Government have finally taken the gigantic Guthrie Rubber Plantation away from the thousands of armed combatants that held it. I think this was the last piece of rebel-occupied territory in Liberia. Mendy was just there the other day and says the conditions were the worst she's seen. Now comes the problem of what to do with thousands more unemployed ex-combatants. Hopefully most of them can stay and work. Rubber is important to the national economy, and so is the symbolism to this government of finally controlling all its own territory.