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Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor

Date of Birth: 28/01/1948
Place of Birth: Arthington


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The heist that never was

The mystery of the money's whereabouts remains, and accusing fingers are pointing to Weah, who has surrounded himself with old players from the corrupt era of the dictator Samuel Kanyon Doe and convicted war criminal Charles Taylor...

Other dubious characters around Weah are Information Minister Nagbe, once a commando in Charles Taylor's rebel army...


Monrovia questions UN record

Fawaz was known to have close ties with warlord Charles Taylor...

Shortly afterwards, the US Embassy in Monrovia refused to grant a visa to Vice-President Jewel Taylor, the ex-wife of former President Charles Taylor, who is serving a 50-year sentence in Britain for war crimes and crimes against humanity, and remains his most high-profile supporter in Liberia...


New jihadist alliance strikes

Diendéré led Blaise Compaoré's elite Régiment de sécurité présidentielle (RSP) presidential guard, which doubled as a link between the Burkinabè ruling elite and various armed groups in West Africa, including Charles Taylor's National Patriotic Front of Liberia, Guillaume Soro's Forces nouvelles in Côte d'Ivoire, and Sahelian groupings ranging from bands of smugglers and kidnappers to jihadists...


Weah's known unknowns

Of equal concern was Weah's choice of running mate: Jewel Howard-Taylor, the ex-wife of jailed war criminal Charles Taylor...


Fraud claims fail to convince

Weah is widely seen as unstable, unpredictable and possibly amenable to influence from the imprisoned warlord Charles Taylor...

Weah made Jewel Howard-Taylor, Charles Taylor's ex-wife, his running mate in order to benefit from residual support for the former Liberian leader (AC Vol 58 No 4, Taylor tries to sway vote)...


Weah walks up to the spot

Others will be Bong County, where Weah's running mate, the convicted and imprisoned warlord Charles Taylor's former wife Jewel Taylor, is a Senator...

Johnson's resentments of Charles Taylor date back to their falling out in 1991, so he could never endorse the Weah ticket, but that doesn't mean Boakai will profit...

Snowe's long and colourful political career includes being at Charles Taylor's side (he was once his son-in-law), corruption charges, and a stint as Speaker of the House of Representatives...

They include former UP Secretary-General Eugene Nagbe, a former ally of Charles Taylor and an old hand in the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC)...

It was not just a populist reference to his upbringing in poverty but an eerie echo of Charles Taylor's infamous 1997 campaign slogan 'He killed my pa, he killed my ma, I'll vote for him...

During the civil war he was a consultant for the World Bank and was also involved in the STAR Radio project, which gave a platform to many diverse opinions until, because of that, Charles Taylor shut it down...


Weah sprints towards an open goal

Weah's running mate, Senator Jewel Taylor, is also seen as competent, although many are uneasy about her relationship with her former husband, the convicted war criminal Charles Taylor...

United Nations, Ecowas and African Union diplomats say they suspect Weah got support from three sources: Qatar, a network of Charles Taylor's friends, in and outside of Monrovia, and his own network of international soccer professionals...

This has been a strong tendency since Charles Taylor, an Americo-Liberian, removed himself from the presidency in 2003...

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Asphalt jungle

Another case pending is that of Thomas Jucontee Woewiyu, a former Defence Minister in Charles Taylor's government, who is charged with perjury in applying for US citizenship...


After Ellen

His flirtation with convicted war criminal Charles Taylor – with whose National Patriotic Party he formed a coalition and whose ex-wife, Jewel Taylor, is his running mate – has not endeared him to many in Liberia or abroad (AC Vol 58 No 4, Taylor tries to sway vote & Vol 55 No 10, The men to follow Ellen)...


Taylor tries to sway vote

A scramble to replace Africa's first elected female president, Nobel Prize winner Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, at elections in October has led to strange alliances and the intervention of Charles Taylor, from the prison in Britain where he is serving a 50-year sentence for crimes against humanity (see Feature, Taylor calls politicians from prison)...

Chi Onwurah, the Labour MP who chairs the Africa All Party Parliamentary Group, told Africa Confidential, 'I am aware of the political power that Charles Taylor continues to wield with his supporters, and am extremely concerned that his influence has the potential to threaten peace in Liberia, especially in light of the country's upcoming October elections...


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