The contemporary political history of the Republic of Liberia

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Liberia: More U.S. Support Needed
From Washington Office on Africa (WOA), 22 October 1995. A new peace accord signed in late August has brought renewed hope for stability and the beginning of reconstruction in Liberia. The history of U.S. intervention and the justfifications for further intervention in support of U.S. global hegemony.
Descent into mayhem
By Chido Nwangwu, 22 June 1996. The deconstruction of Liberia. America's only colonial outpost in Africa, has since December 1989 left it ungovernable. A death by installment, hastened by a war without end. Without a doubt, special privileges which the monied, aristocratic, settler enslaved returnees from the U.S had acquired and maintained against the native population’s land and representational interests is a key factor in Liberia’s cycle of wars and crises.
Liberian Law Reforms Will Protect Women
By Attes Johnson, 11 July 1997. Liberian women, encouraged by their recent victory of having a juvenile court established in the country, are now working on other areas of legislation to guarantee the human rights of women and children.
UN Overseas Arms Bondfire in Post-War Liberia
By Thalif Deen, IPS, 21 July 1999. A massive stockpile of firearms collected by UN peacekeepers after the end of the 7-year civil war will be destroyed next week. The weapons were turned in by soldiers, including some 4,000 child soldiers and 250 adult female fighters, who were engaged in a bitter civil war in Liberia which ended in late 1996. The problem of proliferating small arms.
The True Face of Rev. Jackson’s Liberian Heroes
By Tom Kamara, The Perspective, 7 June 2000. The evils haunting Liberians because of their overthrow of arguably Africa’s longest serving oligarchic political dynasty—the True Whig Party—a party of freed slaves who ruled Liberia from 1822 to 1980 now back in a disguise designed by Charles Taylor. Our ancestors, many of them forced laborers for the Americo-Liberians, who are Rev. Jackson’s heroes.
Demonstrate for Peace Or Pray for Peace?
By Wilfred M. Manyango, The Perspective, 6 September 2000. The use of superstition for dealing with the national crisis, especially Christianity. Instead of public demonstrations, criticicism of the opponents of the government, a Christian perspective sees physical crisis as just the symptom of a spiritual or moral illness, punishment for faithlessness.
L'Etat paria au Liberia
By Moriba Magassouba, Panafrican News Agency, 26 December 2000. Depuis son arrivée au pouvoir après les élections “de la peur” du 17 juillet 1997, Charles Gankey Taylor a pratiquement dépouillé le Capitole (siège du Parlement) de toutes ses prérogatives constitutionnelles.
“Coups” & Building Tyranny
J. Kpanneh Doe and Siahyonkron Nyanseor, The Perspective, 17 April 2001. Framing opponents with charges of coup d'etats and treason is a time tested method in Liberia to build tyranny. Evidence is that Charles Taylor has fallen back on it for his political survival, concocting fake coups in order to solve his self-inflicted problems.
List of persons affected by Resolution 1343 (2001) on Liberia (Document)
By the U.N. Security Council Committee, posted by The Perspective on 7 June 2001. The U.N. decides that all States shall take the necessary measures to prevent the entry into or transit through their territories of senior members of the Government of Liberia and its armed forces and their spouses and any other individuals providing financial and military support to armed rebel groups in countries neighbouring Liberia. A list of those who are responsible.
Cause for Celebration
The Perspective, Editorial, 6 September 2001. Despised, hounded, massacred and having suffered ethnic cleansing at the hands of Taylor’s rebels, National Patriot Front of Liberia, and his current “democratically” elected government, Liberians from Grand Gedeh County have unfairly carried the burden of collective guilt because of their ethnic (Krahn) affiliation with dictator Samuel Kanyon Doe, Liberia’s former Head of State.
U.N. Arms Embargo Failing: Weak Export Controls Largely to Blame
Human Rights Watch, 5 November 2001. The arms flows into Liberia make a mockery of U.N. sanctions, fuel brutal wars and feed regional instability. The Liberia arms embargo was first imposed in 1992 and tightened in March 2001 to curb arms trafficking via Liberia to the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels in Sierra Leone. The weapons came from Ukraine, Slovakia, and Kyrgyzstan by means of counterfeit documents provided by arms brokers.