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Liberia

Liberia

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

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Augean audit

Plans to audit the shipping registry and timber industry are looking as murky as the subjects themselves. Global Witness has approached the auditors' London office asking to see th...


Paranoid or what?

International pressure upsets President Taylor but brings peace no nearer

With so many peace initiatives competing for the international community's scarce resources, Liberia's peace process needs to keep up its momentum, and President Charles Taylor's c...


Rebels without a plan

Guinean-backed rebels threaten Taylor and the UN is set to renew sanctions against him

A queue of enemies is closing in on President Charles Taylor, who is trying to see them off with fire-power and politics. As the veteran opposition leader Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, th...


UN gumshoes in Taylorland

President Charles Taylor, expecting United Nations sanctions against Liberia to be extended, despatched his skillful Foreign Minister, Monie Captan, to New York in late April to lo...


Old habits die hard

A damning new UN report accuses Charles Taylor's regime of keeping ties with the RUF and busting sanctions

Against all tradition, President Charles Taylor has turned taciturn. He and his advisors have made almost no denial of or other reaction to a long list of serious and well-document...


Flag-waving, gun-running, all the conveniences

Despite all its domestic troubles, Liberia is host to the world's second-largest maritime open-registry, better known as a flag of convenience. Until 1994, when it was overtaken by...


Cross-border crisis

Guinea and Sierra Leone are paying back the Taylor regime for its rebel sponsorship. But their operations could spin out of control

Self-proclaimed guerrilla maestro Charles Taylor is in a bind. The border wars between Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, stoked by the Liberian President, are rebounding on his gov...


Godfather to the rebels

Dealing with Charles Taylor is key to any peace settlement. The question is, how?

The latest spate of sabre rattling between Monrovia and Freetown signals the final unravelling of the Sierra Leone peace accord signed in Lomé last July. The governments of ...


Radio silence

President Charles Taylor's 15 March order closing down two independent radio stations - Swiss-funded Star Radio and the Catholic-run Radio Veritas - may be linked to embarrassing r...


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