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Liberia

Liberia

Population: 4.61 mn.
GDP: $2.10 bn.
Debt: $0.95 bn.

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Taylor's shadow

There is a new government but no real peace and far too few peacekeepers

Renewed fighting in Liberia's north-east Nimba County rings alarm bells across the region. Fingers are pointing at ousted President Charles Ghankay Taylor, now exiled in south-east...


Winkling out Taylor

A post-war era may have begun to take shape in Accra as Taylor dug his heels in

While delegates to the Ghana peace talks wrangled about how many vice presidents Liberia should have in a new interim government, President Charles Taylor still remained in Monrovi...


See you in court?

The death in custody of Revolutionary United Front leader Foday Sankoh on 29 July is the latest blow to the United Nations-backed Special Court's efforts to bring those most respon...


Abandoned children

As Nigerian units redeploy to Liberia from United Nations' peacekeeping duties in Freetown, child protection agencies are warning that severe funding shortfalls for long-term rehab...


Fighting on

The indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas by the rebel Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) in the latest upsurge of fighting has removed any lingering hope...


Meltdown in Monrovia

Sending peacekeepers into the capital without a political plan could cause yet more chaos and killing

Next week, the first component of 1,000 West African peacekeepers is due in Liberia to enforce a fragile ceasefire between President Charles Taylor's crumbling government and his r...


Weird scenes inside the gold-mine

Taylor has nowhere to run but the West hasn't got a plan yet

Liberia's latest ceasefire lasted barely a week. President Charles Taylor vowed to fight on as the rebels advanced through Bushrod Island and headed for Monrovia's city centre and ...


Where next?

The Sierra Leone Special Court's indictment of President Charles Taylor leaves him little option but to fight to the death, potentially taking the thousands of Liberians who have c...


Horse-trading, arms-trading

The new UN resolution misses an opportunity to tackle the regional conflict from all sides

The planned United Nations Security Council mission to West Africa will find President Charles Taylor in a tight corner. Two armed groups on two fronts supported by Guinea and C&oc...


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