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Liberia

Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor

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


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Return of the RUF

As Sierra Leone absorbs the guilty verdict on Liberian former President Charles Ghankay Taylor for ‘aiding and abetting’ Revolutionary United Front rebels the Revolutionary United Front Party a civilian political party formed from the RUF militia is back and will stand in November’s elections...


A low-key second term

Few in Johnson Sirleaf’s entourage have an unblemished record but Browne served as National Security Advisor and later Foreign Minister to ex-President Charles Ghankay Taylor...

A former UN official he worked in Tanzania and earlier served as commander of the Cuban-trained ‘Black Berets’ a paramilitary force that interim President Amos Sawyer established to defend Monrovia from Charles Taylor’s forces...


New challenges after messy elections

Heavily armed ERU officers shut down Love FM which is owned by Benoni Urey a confidant of ex-President Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor and a key CDC supporter; King’s FM owned by George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah Tubman’s ex-international footballer running mate; and Shatta FM and Power FM owned by Aaron Kollie journalist and friend of Taylor...


Brinkmanship at the ballot

The richest party ex-President Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor’s National Patriotic Party has three representatives and four senators...


Ellen wants first-round win

On the platform flanked by Edwin Melvin Snowe and Lewis Browne both friends of ex-President Charles Taylor Johnson Sirleaf triumphally addressed the crowd at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium...


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...


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