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Vol 58 No 4

Published 17th February 2017


Liberia

Taylor tries to sway vote

Candidates rush to fill the vacuum soon to be left by Johnson-Sirleaf. Even Charles Taylor is making his views felt from prison

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.

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