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The UN backed Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague on Thursday declared former Liberian President Charles Taylor guilty of fuelling the civil war in neighboring Sierra Leone.
There have been mounting speculation and claims that Liberian President of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was employing different kinds of tactics to manipulate Liberia’s’ oil and gas sector, to accrue personal benefits.
The Liberian government is calling on its citizens to remain calm and peaceful, on the eve of the judgment due to be handed down on former President Charles Taylor by the UN backed Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague.
The family members and friends of former Liberian President Charles Taylor say they are optimistic about the pending ruling in his 6-year war crimes trial, just days before Judges of the United Nations backed Sierra Leone Special Court are due to hand down the verdict on April 26.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has now indicated that she will not veto any legislationl legalizing or criminalizing homosexuality in Liberia, after media reports saying she was homophobic.
By Frank Sainworla, Jr/WADR News
A Liberian ex-warlord deported from the US for his role in the his country’s civil war, Dr. George Boley has dismissed allegations that he and his defunct rebel group committed atrocities during the 14 years civil war, which ended in 2003.
-While MNLA rebels declare independence in northern Mali
The UN peacekeeping force in the Ivory Coast (UNOCI) has said it has increased joint patrols with French Licorne and the Ivorian armed forces along the Malian border, while rebels in northern Mali have announced a ceasefire and declared independence in a region called Azawad.
The former Liberian warlord, who was recently deported from the United States for his role in the country’s civil war, Dr. George Boley has now arrived home.
Trade in the Mano River Union (MRU) Basin and neighboring countries in the wider ECOWAS region is said to have taken the downward turn in recent months, an executive of the Liberian Chamber of Commerce (LCC) has said.
The Managing Director of the World Bank Sri Mulyani Indrawati has concluded a visit to Liberia, promising more support to the West African nation in the amount of US$240m for its development programmes over the next three years.
Indrawati promised that the Bank would remain “a strong and reliable partner of the government of Liberia.”