Kicking around in Liberia: the story of the Millennium Stars

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Kicking around in Liberia: the story of the Millennium Stars

Gerard Naughton

Football is increasingly put forward as a solution to Africa’s problems.

The recent growth of the Sport, Development and Peace (SDP) sector in the last 20 to 30 years has begun to make use of the possibilities presented by football to deal with Africa’s social problems, notably in regard to peace-building and reconciliation.

However, the sector has not matched its enthusiasm for football-based SDP projects with action to analyse impact of such projects.

It has become accepted that football is good for peace-building, with little empirical evidence offered to prove it. Millennium Stars FC is a grassroots football team from Liberia, West Africa, who have been together for 15 years.

They were promoted as an example of how to solve the problems of child combatants during the Liberian civil war.

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Gerard Naughton

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2011

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Ged Naughton

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Friday, October 7, 2011 - 00:00

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