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‘Where peace begins’: helping Liberia turn the corner through the power of radio

Just Earth News | @JustEarthNews | 13 Feb 2018

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‘Where peace begins’: helping Liberia turn the corner through the power of radio

New York, Feb 13 (JEN): The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) will close at the end of March 2018.

Over its nearly 15 years of operations, the peacekeeping mission has helped bring back peace and stability to the West African country.

In January, Liberia carried out its first peaceful democratic transition in more than 70 years, with the election of President George Weah, who succeeded Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – Africa’s first elected woman head of state.

Napoleon Viban is the head of UNMIL Radio, the peacekeeping mission’s station, which has been a driving force in bringing Liberians together after years of brutal conflict.

In this podcast, he shares with  UN News his hopes for Liberia’s continued transition and development, as the UN Mission exits the country.

Viban also explains the role he and his staff at the station hope to play by staying on air and continuing to serve the Liberian people, with news and programmes that will help strengthen stability and democracy.