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Charles Taylor and Liberia free pdf Campaigner, insurgent, arms dealer, warlord, commodity trafficker, elected president, international fugitive and finally prisoner, Charles Taylor sought to lead his native Liberia to change but instead destroyed it in a frenzy of violence, greed and uncontrolled personal ambition. In the process he threw much of Liberia's neighbouring region into turmoil for over a decade and today awaits judgement in The Hague for his role in the Sierra Leone conflict. This book is also about the efforts, at times idealistic but often self-interested, as well as frequently half-hearted, of the West and the international community to first save Liberia and the region from disaster, then, having failed, to bring to justice one of those whom it deems to be most to blame for the turmoil. Finally this story is about Liberian society and its people - their response to unexpected and prolonged adversity, their struggle for normality today and their refusal to accept a return to destruction and despair for tomorrow. For many of them this continuing struggle is a reflection of their heartfelt wish to see the day when they can honestly utter their proud rallying call: 'Liberia will Rise Again'.

About Colin M. Waugh

Colin Waugh grew up in Scotland and was educated in the UK, before pursuing a career which has ranged across post-conflict work, investment management, politics, writing and publishing. He has lived and worked in several African countries over the past 20 years while visiting many others and his assignments, both public and private, have increasingly included projects with a bearing on Africa.

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Author : Colin M. Waugh
Publisher : Zed Books Ltd
Data Published : 13 October 2011
ISBN : 1848138474
EAN : 9781848138476
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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