Archived Updates

28 June 2012 “Bill for war crimes court hits legislature” By Heritage
19 June 2012 “Liberia land disputed heighten in Bomi” By the Dawn
19 June 2012 “Government warns against inflaming ethnic tension” By Design
06 June 2012 “ Ivorian government prosecutes war criminals from Cote d’Ivoire in Liberia,” By Human Rights Watch
6 June 2012 “ Ivory Coast attacked from Liberia” By Reuters
6 June 2012 ” Liberian militas attacking Ivorian Villages” By Fox News
30 May 2012 “ Former Liberian leader Taylor jailed for 50 years” By Thomas Escritt and Anthony Deutsch, Reuters
19 August 2010 “Mandela aide quits over diamonds,” by Marlise Simons and Alan Cowell, The New York Times
10 August 2010 “Number of diamonds varies at war crimes trial,” by Marlise Simons and Alan Cowell, The New York Times
1 July 2010 “Supermodel called to testify at war crimes trial,” by Marlise Simons, The New York Times
16 April 2010 “Peace Negotiations Watch Vol IX No 16,” by Public International Law & Policy Group
9 April 2010 “Peace Negotiations Watch Vol IX No 15,” by Public International Law & Policy Group
2 April 2010 “Peace Negotiations Watch Vol IX, No 14,” by Public International Law & Policy Group
19 March 2010 “Peace Negotiations Watch Vol IX, No. 12,” by Public International Law & Policy Group
26 February 2010 “Peace Negotiations Watch, Vol. IX, No. 9,” by Public International Law & Policy Group
20 December 2009 “Test for a Court as Prosecutors Face Liberia’s Ex-Ruler,” by Marlise Simons, The New York Times
27 November 2009 “Keeping West Africa Stable,” by Louise Arbour, The New York Times
18 July 2009 “Ex-leader of Liberia cites CIA in jailbreak” by Marlise Simons, The New York Times
15 July 2009 “Taylor calls war crimes charges ‘lies” by Marlise Simons, The New York Times
14 July 2009 “Charles Taylor to Speak at War Crimes Trial” by Marlise Simons, The New York Times
13 July 2009 “War Crimes Trial to Hear From Ex-Liberia President” by Marlise Simons, The New York Times
10 June 2009 “Former Liberian warlord Charles Taylor ‘converts to Judaism” by Haaretz Service
21 May 2009 “After Wars, Mass Rapes Persist” by Nicholas D. Kristof, The New York Times
3 December 2008 “UNMIL releases human rights report highlighting need to strengthen the justice system,” by UNMIL
2 December 2008 “Former Rebel Chief of Staff Denies Committing War Atrocities,” by Mambu James Kpargoi, Jr., NewLiberian.com
26 July 2008 “After 161 Years, Where Do Liberians Go from Here?,” by Semantics King Jr., NewLiberian.com
30 May 2008 “In Postwar Liberia, Paradise Amid the Poverty,” by Craig Timberg, The Washington Post
28 May 2008 “Senior UN human rights official visits Cote d’Ivoire and Liberia,” by UN News Service
8 May 2008 “Ex-vice president to testify at Liberia war crimes trial,” by Agence France-Presse
21 March 2008 “Special court for sexual violence underway,” by IRIN
16 January 2008 “I had to make a human sacrifice – warlord,” by Agence France Presse
8 January 2008 “Crimes Trial Resumes for Former Leader of Liberia,” by The Associated Press
2 May 2006 “Impunity on Trial in Africa,” by Craig Timberg, The Washington Post.
19 March 2006 “Interview-Taylor Case a Warning to World Warlords-Prosecutor,” by Alistair Thomson, Reuters.
20 May 2006 “Liberia: Charles Taylor’s Exile, Disappearance, Arrest, and Transfer,” by Zachary P. Kaufman, The Liberian Times.
4 April 2006 “Liberia Ex-Leader Faces War Crimes Court,” by Hans Nichols and Lydia Polgreen, The New York Times.
1 April 2006 “Britain Backs Request to Move Liberian’s Trial to The Hague,” by Warren Hoge, The New York Times.
29 March 2006 “The Least Surprising Jailbreak Ever,” by the New York Times
28 March 2006 “Status of Liberia’s Indicted Ex-President Is Unclear,” by Lydia Polygreen, The New York Times.
27 March 2006 “Liberian Ex-President’s Location Unknown,” Reuters.
27 March 2006 “Nigeria Pressed by U.N. Court to Arrest Liberia’s Ex-Leader,” by Lydia Polgreen, The New York Times.
18 March 2006 “Liberian Seeks Extradition of Predecessor for Atrocities Trial,” by Warren Hogue, The New York Times.
12 November 2005 “In First For Africa, Woman Wins Election as President of Liberia,” by Lydia Polgreen, The New York Times.
9 November 2005 “Liberians Have a Stark Choice in Run Off Vote,” by Hans Nichols, and Robyn Dixon, The Los Angeles Times.
13 October 2005 “Liberia’s Recovery,” in The Washington Post
13 October 2005 “Notorious Liberia Warlords Seek Rebirth as Senators,” Reuters.
12 October 2005 “Hoping for Stability, Liberians Cast Votes,” by Lane Hartill, The Washington Post.
12 October 2005 “Liberians Line Up to Vote, Saying Long Wait Is Worth It,” by Lydia Polgreen, The New York Times.
10 October 2005 “For Liberians, an Election Is Also a Vote of Confidence,” by Lydia Polgreen, The New York Times.
9 October 2005 “A Warlord’s Exile Divides his Hosts,” by Craig Timberg, The Washington Post.
2 October 2005 “Standing By as a Brutal Warlord Plots His Return,” by Douglas Farah in the Washington Post
2 February 2004 “Liberia Needs $500 Million, Report Says,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
29 August 2003 Soldiers With Dolls and Blue Hair Gel: Rape and Despair Turn Liberian Girls Into Armed Fighters, by Emily Wax, The Washington Post.
25 August 2003 “At 14, a Liberian War Veteran Dreams of Finding a Way Home,” by Tim Weiner, The New York Times.
24 August 2003 “Peacebuilding in Liberia: Foundational Challenges and Appropriate Approaches, ” in Africa News for allAfrica.com.
22 August 2003 “A Man Without Enemies: Charles Guyde Bryant,” by Tim Weiner, The New York Times.
19 August 2003 “Liberia signs peace accord to lead country into elections,” by Edward Harris and Kwasi Kpodo, The Associated Press.
18 August 2003 Mediators Work on Liberian Peace Deal, The Associated Press.
18 August 2003 Liberian Archbishop Calls for U.N. to Send More Troops, by Tim Weiner, The New York Times.
18 August 2003 “Mediators hope for peace accord for Liberia, by Edward Harris, the Associated Press.
17 August 2003 “An Evolving Idea for Liberia Envisions U.N. Trusteeship,” by Tim Weiner, The New York Times.
17 August 2003 “In battered capital, Liberians give thanks for peace – and pray it holds,” by Edward Harris, The Associated Press.
14 August 2003 “Rebels lift siege of Liberia’s starving capital, U.S. Marines land,” by Glenn McKenzie, The Associated Press.
14 August 2003 “Draft accord: Liberia’s interim government to stay two years,” The Associated Press Worldstream.
11 August 2003 “On Knife Edge, Liberia Awaits Taylor’s Move,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
11 August 2003 “Taylor Assails U.S. in Farewell Speech,” by Karl Vick, The Washington Post.
10 August 2003 “Critics Assail Bush’s Strategy of Restraint in Liberia,” by Mike Allen, The Washington Post.
10 August 2003 “Liberian Strife Is Turbulent Past,” by Karl Vick, The Washington Post.
10 August 2003 “Vice President of Liberia Prepares to Take Control,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
10 August 2003 “Why Can’t This Leader Be Pushed From the Stage?,” by Somini Sengupta in The New York Times
8 August 2003 “Send In The Marines,” by Kenneth Cain in The New York Times
8 August 2003 “Liberian President Resigns as Peacekeepers Enter Capital,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
8 August 2003 “Taylor Went to Libya for Arms, Sources Say,” by Karl Vick, The Washington Post.
8 August 2003 “U.N. Maps Goals in Liberia,” by Colum Lynch, The Washington Post.
7 August 2003 “Bush Emphasizes Humanitarian Role in Liberia,” by Mike Allen and Bradley Graham, The Washington Post.
7 August 2003 “Hunger Seizes Liberian Capital,” by Karl Vick, The Washington Post.
7 August 2003 “Small Contingent of Marines Lands in Liberian Capital,” by Thomas Shanker, The New York Times.
7 August 2003 “Charles Taylor: No Deal,” by the Washington Post
6 August 2003 “Haves and Have-Nots Live on Both Sides of Monrovia,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
6 August 2003 “Officials Say U.S. Troops’ Role Will be Small,” by Steven R. Wiesman, The New York Times.
5 August 2003 “Peacekeeping Unit Arrives in Liberia,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
4 August 2003 “Food and Peace Just a Memory in Liberian City,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
3 August 2003 “Blacks Counsel Caution on Liberia,” by Christopher Marquis, The New York Times.
3 August 2003 “Liberian Leader Sets Date, and New Terms, For Exit,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
2 August 2003 “African Envoys Try in Vain to See Liberian,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
2 August 2003 “G.O.P. Senator Criticizes Bush on Liberia Case,” by Eric Schmitt, The New York Times.
2 August 2003 “Security Council Supports a Liberia Force,” by Felicity Barringer, The New York Times.
1 August 2003 “Advance Peacekeepers, Assessing Liberia,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
1 August 2003 “A War America Can Afford to Stop,” by Chester Crocker in the New York Times
31 July 2003 “U.S. Offers Resolution to Approve African Force for Liberia,” by Felicity Barringer, The New York Times.
31 July 2003 “While Liberia Burns,” by the Washington Post
30 July 2003 “Annan Presses Nigeria on Peacekeepers,” by Colum Lynch, The New York Times.
30 July 2003 “Liberia Rejects Cease-Fire Offer as Rebels Pound Capital Anew,” by Reuters, The New York Times.
30 July 2003 “Liberian Forces Fight to Retake Rebel-Held Cities,” by Alexandra Zavis, The Washington Post.
30 July 2003 “Oh, If Only the G.I.’s Would Come Marching In,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
29 July 2003 “Hearing Liberia’s Pleas,” by Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times
29 July 2003 “Liberia’s Second Largest City Is Captured by Rebel Soliders,” by Associated Press, The New York Times.
28 July 2003 “U.S. Ambassador to Liberia Urges Rebels to Leave Capital,” by the Associated Press, The New York Times.
27 July 2003 “7 Said To Be Killed in Monrovia During Shell Attack On Church,” Reuters.
27 July 2003 “Taylor Bids Peace to Hurry,” by Alexandra Zavis, The Washington Post.
26 July 2003 “President Orders Troop Deployment to Liberia Coast,” by Eric Schmitt, The New York Times.
25 July 2003 “Pentagon Leaders Warn of Dangers for U.S. in Liberia,” by Christopher Marquis and Thon Shankin, The New York Times
24 July 2003 “Nigeria Readies Peace Force for Liberia,” by Felicity Barringer, The New York Times.
24 July 2003 “Powell Backs U.S. Role to Aid Liberia,” The New York Times.
23 July 2003 “Liberian Says He’ll Leave in 10 Days; Fighting Eases,” by Somini Sengupta with Laurie Goodstein, The New York Times.
22 July 2003 “Enraged Liberians Call For U.S. Help as Rebels Attack,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
22 July 2003 “In Besieged Monrovia, Crowded Room in Humble Refuge,” by Karl Vick, The Washington Post.
22 July 2003 “Liberian Rebels Resume Attacks,” by Karl Vick, The Washington Post.
22 July 2003 “U.N. Resists Entreaties to Send Peacekeepers to Liberia,” by Christopher Marquis, The New York Times.
21 July 2003 “Liberian Forces Push Back Rebel Thrust Into Capital,” by Karl Vick, The Washington Post.
21 July 2003 “Liberians Seek Cover as Forces Vie for Capital,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
20 July 2003 “Civilians Flee As Rebels Attack Liberian Capital,” by Karl Vick, The Washington Post.
19 July 2003 “In the Mud, Liberia’s Gentlest Rebels Pray for Peace,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
19 July 2003 “Liberians Grow Impatient With Waiting For Help,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
18 July 2003 “Gunfire Sends Liberian Civilians Fleeing to Capital,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
18 July 2003 “In Torn Liberian Towns, Hospital Itself is a Fatality,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
16 July 2003 “Liberia: ICG urges U.S. to lead a robust multinational force,” by The International Crisis Group
15 July 2003 “Bush Seems to Favor Sending a Modest Force to Liberia,” by Richard W. Stevenson, The New York Times.
13 July 2003 “Liberian Says Critics Abroad Contributed to His Downfall,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
13 July 2003 “When Liberians Looked to America in Vain,” by Howard W. French, The New York Times.
13 July 2003 “There’s Hope in Liberia’s History,” by Jimmy Carter in the New York Times
12 July 2003 “Liberian Faction Says It May Fight Peacekeepers,” The New York Times.
11 July 2003 “Besieged Liberian,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
11 July 2003 “Powell Sees Decision Soon on Sending G.I.’s to Liberia,” by Richard W. Stevenson, The New York Times.
10 July 2003 “Robertson Defends Liberia’s President,” by Alan Cooperman, The Washington Post.
10 July 2003 “U.S. Won’t ‘Overextend’ in Liberia,” by Karl Vick, The Washington Post.
9 July 2003 “Bush, In Africa, Promises Aid but Offers No Troops for Liberia,” by Richard Stevens, The New York Times.
9 July 2003 “Liberian Crowds Cheer U.S. Team,” by Karl Vick, The Washington Post.
9 July 2003 “A Somber Bush Tours Slave Depot,” by Dana Milbank in the Washington Post
8 July 2003 “Liberian Says U.S. Backs His Enemies,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
8 July 2003 “U.S. Military Team Surveys Liberian Capital Amid Chaos,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
7 July 2003 “Bush Keeps Heat on Liberian President,” The Associated Press.
7 July 2003 “Liberian Leader Announces That He Will Step Down,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
7 July 2003 “U.S. Soldiers Arrive in Liberia for Humanitarian Mission,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
3 July 2003 “U.S. Is Considering Troops in Liberia to Monitor Truce,” by Eric Schmitt and Richard W. Stevenson, The New York Times
3 July 2003 “U.S. Planning for Intervention in Liberia,” by Pauline Jelinek, The Associated Press.
2 July 2003 “Annan Requests U.S. Peacekeepers in Liberia,” by Colum Lynch, The Washington Post.
2 July 2003 “Bush Team Says It’s Weighing Intervention in Liberia’s Torment,” by Richard Stevenson, The New York Times.
2 July 2003 “Painful History of an Experiment,” by The Associated Press, The New York Times.
30 June 2003 “Liberia’s Collapse Cries Out From The Ruins of its Capital,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
28 June 2003 “U.N. Chief Urges Force for Liberia,” The Washington Post.
28 June 2003 “Liberian President Defies Call By Bush to Give Up Post,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
27 June 2003 Bush Calls for Changes in Africa to End Wars and Promote Trade, by Richard W. Stevenson, The New York Times.
26 June 2003 “Rebels in Liberia Attack Capital; Shell Refugees in U.S. Annex,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
26 June 2003 “Residents Seek Shelter From Intense Fighting in Liberia’s Capital,” by The Associated Press, The Washington Post.
20 June 2003 “Liberia’s Taylor Rules Out Early Departure,” by David Clarke, Reuters.
17 June 2003 “Saving Liberia,” The New York Times.
5 June 2003 “Tribunal Indicts Liberia’s Leader,” by Douglas Farah in the Washington Post
28 May 2003 “Liberian Churches Work for Peace, Plead for Americans to Help,” Church World Services.
7 May 2003 “Accused of Hiding War Crimes Suspect, Liberia Says It Killed Him,” by Somini Sengupta, The New York Times.
6 May 2003 “U.N. Panel Traces Gun-Running Into West Africa,” Reuters.
6 May 2003 “U.N. to Renew Liberia Sanctions, Add Timber Exports,” Reuters.
30 April 2003 “West Africa’s War None Without Blame,” by Katy Cronin, International Crisis Group Media Release.
26 April 2003 “Annan Says Rebels Hold Most of Liberia and Its Diamond Mines,” by Foreign Desk, The New York Times.
28 March 2003 “U.N. to Renew Liberia Aid Workers,” The Associated Press.
21 January 2003 “Liberian Rebels Seize a Border Town,” by Reuters, The New York Times.

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