If we ever thought the war was going to be over and Liberia would become a paradise when he was elected, we were surely day dreaming. We constantly heard the song, “he was popularly elected” but popularly elected my black African ass. The nightmare was not over when he was elected. He became a popularly elected despot, chasing all his “enemies” into exile. Those who lived in his Liberia had to put their tails between their legs like scared dogs and those brave enough to criticize had to flee or risk going to jail or being killed. I was moved by this development to write this poem, “Taylor’s Democracy” in 2002. Op-ed 

Poetic Tribute to Charles “Gangster” Taylor—-By Nvasekie N. Konneh

    Time does fly as they say. It’s unbelievable that it’s been 10 years since the former Liberian Dictator, Kleptocrat, Murderer in Chief, Rebel Kingpin Charles “Gangster” Taylor disgracefully abdicated his throne under the combined pressure from the international community, the rebel forces of LURD and MODEL. As Liberia celebrates a decade of peace in August 2013, there is no sign of Charles Taylor fulfilling his promise of “God willing I shall be back.” Instead the Rebel Kingpin is spending 50 long years in European prison after his conviction…

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A Delaware County man, who served throughout the ‘90s as a top lieutenant to Liberian warlord Charles Taylor and whose prosecution for U.S. immigration violations in 2018 drew headlines across the globe, died Sunday from complications related to the coronavirus. Jucontee Thomas Woewiyu, 74, of Collingdale had spent more than a week in Bryn Mawr Hospital battling the disease, family members said. Tributes 

Covid19 Kills Key Civil War Actor “Indictee” And NPFL Spokesman Woewiyu in USA

A Delaware County man, who served throughout the ‘90s as a top lieutenant to Liberian warlord Charles Taylor and whose prosecution for U.S. immigration violations in 2018 drew headlines across the globe, died Sunday from complications related to the coronavirus. Jucontee Thomas Woewiyu, 74, of Collingdale had spent more than a week in Bryn Mawr Hospital battling the disease, family members said. He leaves behind a complicated legacy as both a champion for democracy in his home country and one of the leading voices of the Liberian diaspora in the…

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