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To me, this action on the part of the minister is an insult to the Liberian masses. The average Liberian lives on less than US$1.00 a day. McGill's loan to acquire a mansion, sends a bad message to everyone and solidifies the notion that the only quick way to get rich is working for government. This action on the part of the Minister of state undermines the "Pro-poor Agenda" News Op-ed 

War criminal, Taylor-Weah connection dents Liberia’s image

In an article on BBC NEWS titled Is Ex-warlord Charles Taylor pulling Liberia’s election strings from prison? Reporter Charlotte Attwood explores the unlikely coalition between former footballer George Weah, a candidate in Liberia’s presidential election, and former warlord Charles Taylor’s ex-wife Jewel Howard Taylor, who is running as the vice-presidential candidate. Sources within the Trump administration stated, it’s troubling how quickly Liberians have forgotten their terrifying civil war including the rape of women and young girls along with the events that led to, at least, 250,000 Liberians dying in a…

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Twelve Years After Taylor’s Removal, Instability Still Plagues Liberia

By Brooks Marmon While the lingering effects of the Ebola crisis have dominated coverage of Liberia for over a year, the country is quietly approaching a number of precipices. A convergence of political, religious and international factors on the horizon has the potential to destabilize Liberia, which has seen a tenuous peace since warlord-turned-President Charles Taylor resigned in August 2003, ending 14 years of civil war. A United Nations peacekeeping mission is poised to significantly draw down by June 2016; religious tensions have been stoked by a movement to declare…

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Liberia: NPP Charles Taylor’s Party Convention Rejected

Staff Report The National Elections Commission (NEC) has said it will not honor the result of the just-ended convention of the National Patriotic Party, aiming to end a two-year rift within the former ruling party. The NPP has endured months of upheaval over leadership squabble and had hoped the biennial 6th Convention would have ended the imbroglio, but the NEC has nullified the outcome of the Tuesday polls, which drew dozens of partisans that produced Representative James Biney of Maryland County as chairman. The Commission said it did not acknowledge…

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Liberia: Benoni Urey’s Wealth The Charles Taylor Connection

International investigators are reportedly keeping track of millionaire businessman turned politician Benoni Urey. The group is said to be monitoring activities of Mr. Urey and individuals Mr. Taylor has had ties with since the former Liberian leader was forced to leave power in 2003. Investigators say Mr. Urey appears to be in control of Charles Taylor’s wealth and businesses, although there has not been cogent evidence yet. The former Liberian president was convicted and sentenced for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Sierra Leone. The United States has…

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Former Charles Taylor Aide Benoni Urey Seeks To Distance Himself From Boss

By Toweh Alphonso Presidential hopeful, Benoni Urey, said his service during the regime of former President Charles Taylor was onto the Liberian government, not Mr. Taylor when he served as Commissioner of the Liberia Maritime Authority. Mr. Urey served in that capacity for almost the lifespan of the Taylor government whose administration is accused of committing untold human rights violations against Liberians and plundering the country’s resources. Observers have had it that his association with former President Taylor could be a major hurdle to his quest to becoming President of…

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Charles Taylor, Kaddafi & Blaise Compaoré Are All Gone

By Abdoulaye W. Dukulé It was ten years ago when I penned an article, calling for the indictment of the mentors of Charles Taylor, Libyan leader Kaddafi and Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaoré. Now they are all gone and I can’t help thinking back of those years of peace negotiations, where Blaise Compaoré used his close alliance with the Libyan leader to put pressure of some countries of ECOWAS. Many Liberians often think that Interim President Dr. Amos Sawyer also stopped ECOMOG as soon as they were close to booting…

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“I was indicted, arrested and imprisoned by the United States Govt.”

…Tom Woewiyu says his trial is selective justice that threatens Liberia’s national security Hon. Ambassador:I have the honor to present you my compliments and to request an urgent meeting with you at your earliest convenience.  As you may be aware, I was indicted, arrested and imprisoned by the United States Government on the 12th of May, 2014 supposedly for: “Fraudulently attempting to obtain citizenship, fraud in Immigration Documents, false Statement in relation to Naturalization and perjury.” These four charges constitute violation of specific laws or statutes of the United States  Criminal Codes. However, in the details…

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Liberia’s Taylor behind bars alongside murderers, paedophiles

  MONROVIA,[AFP] Nov 6 – Former Liberian warlord Charles Taylor is being held in one of Britain’s highest-security prisons, his family say, alongside notorious murderers, terrorists, psychopaths and paedophiles. HMP Frankland, near the northeastern English city of Durham, houses 800 of the most dangerous offenders in the prison system and is the jail where double child-murderer Ian Huntley had his throat slashed by inmates three years ago. “He is being incarcerated in Frankland prison,” Taylor’s wife Victoria Addison Taylor told AFP, the first indication of the former president’s whereabouts. “They…

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