Lesotho Transnational Issues 1998
SOURCE: 1998 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
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The Abuja Peace Accords ended seven years of civil warfare in Liberia.
More than 20,000 of the estimated 33,000 factional fighters gave up their
arms to the Cease-Fire Monitoring Group of the Economic Community of West
African States (ECOMOG). Free and open presidential and legislative elections
were held 19 July 1997; former faction leader, Charles TAYLOR, and his National
Patriotic Party won overwhelming victories. The years of civil strife coupled
with the flight of most business people disrupted formal economic activity,
but with peace restored and a popularly-elected government installed, the
difficult task of rebuilding the social and economic structure of this war-torn
country can proceed.
NOTE: The information regarding Lesotho on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Lesotho Transnational Issues 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Lesotho Transnational Issues 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.