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Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor

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


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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...


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...


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...


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