Samuel Doe

By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Nov 6th, 2012
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by Alem Mamo and Lemlem Tesfa The man who started his political career in the mountains of Tigary as one of the leaders of a very narrow and destructive ethno-cartel group has died. He came to power through a military victory against Mengistu Hailemariam’s regime. He became Ethiopia’s president (1991...
By IndepthAfrica
In Liberia
Apr 22nd, 2012
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In a modern court building, more than 3,000 miles from the tropical West African country of Sierra Leone, three judges have for more than 12 months been painstakingly weighing up five years of court proceedings, 50,000 pages of transcripts, and the testimony of almost 120 witnesses. But for one man t...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 1st, 2012
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Clearly, in times of chaos and anarchy, the vulnerable and powerless are always attacked. It’s a short step from there during a fragile peace to judgments like: “Who is causing the decay in society? Who is upsetting the social order?” The master narrative is, “If we can just get rid of those people, ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Jan 27th, 2012
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The need to retool Liberia’s relationship with US Robtel Neajai Pailey The shocking news that the former Liberian strongman was indeed a CIA informant in the early years of his rise to notoriety calls into question America’s complicity in Taylor’s destruction of Liberia. Two very significant and inte...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Jan 20th, 2012
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Two very significant and interconnected events happened this week in Liberia – President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was inaugurated for a second term with a subdued opposition attending the ceremonies, and former Liberian President Charles Taylor was implicated in a Boston Globe article for serving as a C...
By benim
In Election
Nov 7th, 2011
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Monrovia – Liberia’s main opposition has called for a mass protest Monday, on the eve of a run-off election which candidate Winston Tubman is boycotting over fears the process will be flawed. Tubman, who set the country on edge with his call for voters to stay away from Tuesday’s ru...
By benim
In Liberia
Oct 19th, 2011
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Monrovia – Ex-warlord Prince Johnson, who came third in Liberia’s presidential polls, on Tuesday announced he would back Nobel peace laureate and incumbent president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in a run-off election. The former rebel leader said he feared being prosecuted for war crimes if the ...
By benim
In Liberia
Oct 14th, 2011
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Monrovia – A rebel leader who videotaped himself drinking Budweiser as his men cut off the ears of the nation’s former president has finished third in this week’s presidential election, according to partial results issued on Thursday, thrusting the notorious ex-warlord into the role...
By benim
In Analysis
Sep 2nd, 2011
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Either in Libya, Nigeria, Chad, Egypt or Tunisia, the African nation-state, from its birth, has been in some sort of undeviating inanimate democratic revolution. The reason is that the African state, as a political entity, is yet to have everlasting grip with the African nation, as a community, hence...
By benim
In Liberia
May 23rd, 2011
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One of the candidates in Liberia’s upcoming October presidential election says, if elected, he would institute a new economic policy that would empower Liberians to have a say in the management of their natural resources. Dew Tuan-Wleh Mason, Liberia’s former ambassador to France under former Preside...