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Liberia

Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor

Date of Birth: 28 January 1948
Place of Birth: Arthington


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Moving the mandate

Williams had been detained at Pademba Road Prison for disloyalty to Kabbah but have now been brought in to command pro-government forces; some are former RUF soldiers motivated more by opposition to RUF leader Corporal Foday Sankoh and RUF sponsor Charles Taylor than any loyalty to Kabbah...

Issa Sesay who opposed the UN hostage-taking and the Monrovia-based Commander Sam 'Maskita' Bockarie and Charles Taylor...


Kabbah, the survivor

So he rejected calls from Liberia's President Charles Taylor for Sankoh to be taken to a 'safe country' and publicly insisted that his discussions with his fellow West African leaders on Sankoh's future had been misinterpreted by Lansana Kouyate the vacillating Executive Secretary of the Economic Community of West African States...

Some thought Sankoh like his ally Charles Taylor might persuade his country people that the only way to stop the war was to vote him into the presidency...


Mission leap

Not only is France the Western power best disposed towards Liberia's President Charles Taylor (he was treated to a lavish state visit to Paris two years ago) but French President Jacques Chirac is an enthusiastic ally of Burkinabè President Blaise Compaoré...


The battle for Freetown

Both RUF leader Foday Sankoh and Liberia's President Charles Taylor had military training in Libya during the 1980s...


The lobbyists' list

Hyman (in letter Hyman refers to President Charles Taylor's 'high intelligence' and 'charismatic leadership qualities')...


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 reports emerging about the training of Revolutionary United Front fighters at Gbatala base in Kakata about 50 kilometres north of Monrovia...


Reverse roles

In the meantime the real alarms are sounding in Sierra Leone where President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah looks likely to lose his tenuous grip on power once more giving way to a Foday Sankoh presidency underwritten by neighbouring President Charles Taylor in Liberia...


Postponing the new order

Some fear that President Charles Taylor of Liberia will back Sankoh's rebels in a new assault on the relatively unscathed diamond fields in Tonga further south beside the Liberian border triggering new clashes between the RUF and the Kamajor civil defence groups close to deputy Defence Minister Hinga Norman...


The blue helmets return

Pushing Sankoh and co The job now is to put pressure on Corporal Foday Sankoh's Revolutionary United Front and on his sponsors presidents Charles Taylor in Liberia and Blaise Compaoré in Burkina Faso to comply with the peace accord...


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