The 15-member body asked UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to appoint five experts to conduct a follow-up assessment mission to Liberia and neighbouring countries in order to look into and compile a brief independent audit of the Government’s observance of a Council resolution adopted last year and to report on its findings no later than 8 April. The Council’s resolution last year had called for Liberia to end financial and military support to the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) of Sierra Leone, to expel rebel members from the country and to prohibit their activity on its territory. By the same text, the Council also imposed an arms embargo on Liberia, restricted its diamond exports and banned the country’s senior officials from travelling abroad, except for humanitarian reasons.
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