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Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor
Liberia

Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor

Date of Birth: 28/01/1948
Place of Birth: Arthington


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Taylor tries to sway vote

A scramble to replace Africa's first elected female president, Nobel Prize winner Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, at elections in October has led to strange alliances and the intervention of Charles Taylor, from the prison in Britain where he is serving a 50-year sentence for crimes against humanity (see Feature, Taylor calls politicians from prison)...

Chi Onwurah, the Labour MP who chairs the Africa All Party Parliamentary Group, told Africa Confidential, 'I am aware of the political power that Charles Taylor continues to wield with his supporters, and am extremely concerned that his influence has the potential to threaten peace in Liberia, especially in light of the country's upcoming October elections...


Taylor calls politicians from prison

Africa Confidential has obtained a recording of a phone call of Charles Taylor giving political advice to his supporters in Liberia...

Alain Werner, Director of the NGO Civitas Maxima, which builds legal cases against alleged Liberian war criminals, said, 'Charles Taylor should be put on trial for the numerous war crimes he committed in Liberia whilst destroying this country during 14 years...


Ellen's followers

Former President Charles Taylor, who is serving a life sentence in the UK after conviction of crimes against humanity by the Special Court for Sierra Leone, has past links to Tyler, his former wife and current Senator, Jewel Howard-Taylor, Charles Brumskine (a lawyer and close advisor of Taylor's) and Benoni Urey, a candidate who may stand a reasonable chance in a possible run-off against either Boakai or Weah...


Death on the beach

A close confidant of ex-President and now convicted war criminal Charles Taylor, Woewiyu was detained in the USA in 2014 on charges relating to his citizenship application, including failing to disclose his affiliation to Taylor...


The General's last days

Diendéré also holds the secrets of Compaoré's relations with Libya's late Colonel Moammar el Gadaffi and Liberia's gaoled ex-President Charles Taylor...


Ellen calls the shots

Links with former President and warlord Charles Taylor have proven damaging for Urey's international image...


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Stephen Ellis, 1953-2015

Factional leaders such as Charles Taylor cynically partook on a perversion of this last atrocity to gain legitimacy and broad support in the now corrupted Liberian society...

Earlier, Stephen was an expert witness at the opening of the trial of former President Charles Taylor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone at the Hague in January 2008...

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The warning from Ouagadougou

France, which had protected him from prosecution over his close ties with convicted war criminal Charles Taylor and the bloody insurgencies in Liberia and Sierra Leone, was reluctantly looking for a new regional ally...


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