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Liberia’s former leader’s ex-wife charged with torture

Liberia’s former leader’s ex-wife charged with torture

The ex-wife of Liberia’s former president has been charged with torture, the Metropolitan Police said. Agnes Reeves Taylor, who was married to Charles Taylor, is to appear in court in London on Saturday. Ms Reeves Taylor, 51, faces charges related to alleged crimes committed during the first Liberian civil war, between 1989 and 1991. Some […]

How Can We Teach Our Senators a Sense of Responsibility?

How Can We Teach Our Senators a Sense of Responsibility?

It is a sad commentary on the Legislative Branch of Africa’s oldest republic that for two sessions in a row, members of the Upper House, the Liberian Senate, failed to convene in normal session due to lack of a quorum. There are 30 Senators in the Senate, with two each representing the nation’s 15 counties […]

For All Their Power, Africa’s Strongmen Are Powerless to Know When to Go

For All Their Power, Africa’s Strongmen Are Powerless to Know When to Go

By now you should know that Africa is one dictator less. Yahya Jammeh, after two decades atop tiny Gambia is no more. The eccentric tyrant is off the swing of power. His desperate but ultimately fruitless attempt to cling on came to naught after Ecowas, the West Africa bloc, threatened to bomb him out. Seeing […]

Another Ally of Charles Taylor Joins Liberia Presidential Run

Another Ally of Charles Taylor Joins Liberia Presidential Run

Margibi County Senator Oscar A. Cooper, formerly ‘Captain Marvel’ of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) during the civil crisis, has declared his intention to run for president in the October elections. He launched his candidacy on Saturday, February 4, at his residence in Cinta, Margibi County, after he was petitioned by the managers […]

Liberia’s Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor Announces Presidential Bid

Liberia’s Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor Announces Presidential Bid

When now imprisoned former Liberian President Charles Taylor was departing Liberia under extreme situations during the battle for control of Monrovia between his loyalists and fighters from the rebel group Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD), he told Liberians few words -promising to return by the grace of God. “God’s willing, I will be […]

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