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Friday, November 19, 1999 Published at 07:23 GMT

World: Africa

Liberia names new army chief

The president of Liberia, Charles Taylor, has announced new appointments in the leadership of the country's military.

Mr Taylor nominated General Kpenkpah Konah, as the new chief of the armed forces.

He succeeds Prince Johnson, who died in a car accident.

Colonel John Tarnue is to be the new commander of the national army.

His former position as head of the special safety unit at the executive mansion has been also been filled.

The posts have to be confirmed by the Liberian Senate.

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