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Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor

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


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Strategic electoral alliances

Former warlord and current Senator Prince Yormie Johnson of the National Union for Democratic Progress from Nimba County named as his vice-presidential running mate James Laveli Supuwood one of former leader Charles Ghankay Taylor’s defence lawyers at his war crimes trial at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in the Hague...


A resolution in Abidjan

Jonathan led a strange coalition of ‘democracy enforcers’ in Ecowas alongside Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaoré an improbable enthusiast of free elections given his history as the beneficiary of a putsch which killed his childhood friend Thomas Sankara and as a political and business ally of Liberian warlord Charles Taylor who is awaiting a verdict after his long trial for war crimes at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in the Hague...


Six in the dock

Muthaura's British lawyer Karim Ahmad Khan who defended former Liberian President Charles Ghankay Taylor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone also at the Hague stressed that his client had not made 'any adverse comments' or done anything that would be a 'cause for concern' and did not want the public listening in Kenya to think otherwise...


Johnson Sirleaf stands on her record

Although Johnson Sirleaf was criticised for her early encouragement of Charles Taylor’s military campaign to oust Samuel Doe’s regime she quickly disassociated herself from that camp when she saw its brutal excesses...


Musical chairs in Monrovia

This obliged the government to revert to the old passports issued during Charles Taylor’s rule in 1998 or those provided by the Economic Community of West African States...

Taylor was intelligence chief in Charles Taylor’s regime in 1997-2003...


Challenging Madam President

The most significant alliance is between the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) of former international footballer George Weah and the Liberty Party (LP) of Councillor Charles Walker Brumskine the former Senate leader in the regime of Charles Taylor 1997-2003...

The coalition includes some famous names: Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Party (NPP) the Progressive Democratic Movement of former warlord Sekou Damate Conneh the erstwhile rebel Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy and the New Deal Movement...

Nimba County Senator Prince Johnson who has formed a political party the National Union for Democratic Progress draws on his former fighters – key youth activists of Charles Taylor...


Critics, crooks and credibility

Yet the adoption of the Freedom of Information Bill and the emergence of a feisty media suggest a democracy in rude health compared to the regimes of Charles Taylor Samuel Doe or William Tolbert...


A second term for Sirleaf

Sirleaf’s most powerful allies include many of her Congo associates from her days in government under William Tolbert and others who worked under the kleptocracy of Charles Taylor and the corrupt transitional administration of Gyude Bryant...


The junta explains

Crane’s involvement in the Guinean imbroglio complicates matters for his former colleagues at the Sierra Leone Special Court now working on the trial of Liberian former President Charles Ghankay Taylor...


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