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Vol 38 No 7

Published 28th March 1997


Liberia

Ghankay versus the rest

The man who most wants to take control of Liberia, by whatever means, is Charles Taylor of the National Patriotic Front (NPFL). His most fervent rival warlord is Alhaji G.V. Kromah, of the United Liberation Movement for Democracy-K, a mainly Mandingo faction. The two main Krahn warlords – George Boley of the Liberian Peace Council and Roosevelt Johnson of Ulimo-J – have for electoral purposes lined up with the New Democratic Party of Liberia (NDPL) in the shaky opposition alliance of seven parties. It includes:

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