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2006-06-20 07:29:34

By Christo Johnson FREETOWN (Reuters) - Former Liberian President Charles Taylor left Sierra Leone on a chartered jet on Tuesday to face war crimes charges in the Netherlands, the special court organizing his trial said. Taylor faces 11 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity for backing Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front rebels who sent drugged child soldiers into battle and killed, mutilated and raped civilians during the West African country's 1990s civil war....

2006-06-20 07:43:29

By Peter Murphy BO WATERSIDE, Liberia (Reuters) - More must be done to help countries like Liberia avoid slipping back into chaos as they emerge from years of conflict, the head of the United Nations refugee agency warned on Tuesday. UNCHR chief Antonio Guterres, marking World Refugee Day by welcoming back civilians who fled Liberia's civil war, said millions uprooted by unrest around the world still faced a bleak future even once they returned home. "Our experience shows that...

2006-06-20 05:58:24

By Christo Johnson FREETOWN (Reuters) - Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was flown out of Sierra Leone on Tuesday for trial on war crimes charges in the Netherlands, Sierra Leone's Vice-President Solomon Berewa said. Taylor faces 11 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity for backing Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front rebels who sent drugged child soldiers into battle and killed, mutilated and raped civilians during the West African country's 1990s civil...

2006-06-16 11:34:09

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Friday authorized the transfer of former Liberian leader Charles Taylor to The Hague to stand trial for war crimes in a special chamber of a Sierra Leone tribunal. Taylor, seen as the mastermind behind intertwined conflicts in Liberia and Sierra Leone, is being held in a prison cell guarded by Mongolian U.N. peacekeepers in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He faces 11 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity for backing Sierra...

2006-06-16 06:49:45

By Christo Johnson FREETOWN (Reuters) - Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor could be transferred to The Hague within weeks to stand trial for war crimes, the Sierra Leonean tribunal where he is being held said on Friday. Britain promised on Thursday to jail Taylor, one of Africa's most feared warlords, if he is found guilty, paving the way for the trial to move to the Netherlands from the U.N.-backed war crimes court in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown. The Freetown tribunal had...

2006-06-15 10:20:48

By David Clarke LONDON (Reuters) - Britain promised on Thursday to hold Liberia's Charles Taylor in jail if he is convicted of war crimes, paving the way for the West African country's former president to be tried in The Hague. "I was delighted to be able to respond positively to the request of the United Nations Secretary General, that, should he be convicted, Charles Taylor serve his sentence in the UK," British Foreign Minister Margaret Beckett said. She said in a statement that...

2006-06-15 06:12:18

By David Clarke LONDON (Reuters) - Britain promised on Thursday to hold Liberia's Charles Taylor in jail if he is convicted of war crimes, paving the way for the West African country's former president to be tried in The Hague. "I was delighted to be able to respond positively to the request of the United Nations Secretary General, that, should he be convicted, Charles Taylor serve his sentence in the UK," British Foreign Minister Margaret Beckett said. She said in a statement that...

2006-06-13 18:34:36

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday proposed lifting a U.N. embargo on Liberian timber exports as the U.N. Security Council eased a separate ban on weapons sales to the West African nation so it could arm newly trained security forces. A draft resolution circulated by Washington in the 15-nation Security Council would end the timber ban imposed in 2003 and leave it to the Liberian government to regulate exports. Liberia's new president, Ellen...

2006-06-06 13:12:39

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States asked the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to ease its ban on weapons sales to Liberia so that President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf can arm newly trained police and security forces as well as her own security detail. A draft resolution circulated among the council's 15 member nations would exempt from the embargo all security and police officers trained since October 2003 as well as members of Liberia's Special Security...

2006-06-01 09:27:58

By Salah Sarrar TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi assailed Nigeria on Thursday for handing over former Liberian President Charles Taylor for trial, saying the move set an unacceptable precedent that threatened all African leaders. Nigeria deported Taylor on March 29 to Liberia, which promptly sent him on to Sierra Leone where he awaits trial on 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for backing rebels during Sierra Leone's 1991-2001 civil war. The United...


Latest Liberia Reference Libraries

Pygmy Hippopotamus, Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis
2012-09-05 10:16:33

The pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis), also known as the pygmy hippo, is native to western areas of Africa. Its range includes Liberia, with smaller populations occurring in Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. It prefers a habitat in swamps and forests, where a body of water is available to keep its skin moisturized. It is a semi-aquatic creature, and can perform tasks such as breeding or giving birth in the water or on land. The pygmy hippo is...

Zebra Tilapia, Tilapia buttikoferi
2009-07-04 15:57:53

The Zebra tilapia (Tilapia buttikoferi) is a fish inhabitant to West Africa, specifically Liberia. This fish is an African tilapiine cichlid. The Zebra tilapia is a freshwater fish that is inclined to streams and rivers. For both aquatic and nutritious reasons, this fish has been imported and bred all over the world. The Zebra tilapia is a stunning cichlid. It is usually white or yellow with black stripes. This fish varies from light to black based on its mood. The stripes seem to fade...

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2007-03-30 00:39:53

Tilapia buttikoferi is an African tilapiine cichlid fish that can be found mainly in West Africa, more specifically Liberia. They are freshwater fish that tend to live in rivers and streams. People have imported and bred these fish throughout the world for both aquatic and nutritious purposes. One spawn can supply an entire city, so breeding these fish is an easy process. The tilapia is a beautiful specimen. The fish is typically yellow or white with black stripes and can vary from very...

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2007-03-26 18:06:20

Anomalochromis thomasi is a species of fish in the family Cichlidae, the only species in the genus Anomalochromis. It is a small cichlid growing to a length of 2.36 to 3.15 in (6 to 8 cm). The natural habitat of A. thomasi is Sierra Leone and Liberia, mainly in smaller streams. The fish are typically found in slightly acidic, oxygen rich water with other West African cichlid genera such as Hemichromis and Pelvicachromis.

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2007-01-19 19:21:25

Long-nosed cusimanse or common cusimanse (Crossarchus obscurus) is a small, diurnal member of the mongoose family. It is sometimes referred to as a dwarf mongoose. Description The long-nosed cusimanse has a vaguely weasel-shaped body with dark brown fur that is thick. It has a wiry texture down the back, and is fine and soft on the underside. It has short legs. It has a short, relatively stiff tail, long claws, small ears, small, dark colored eyes, and an elongated nose. Adult size...

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