U.S. Raises the stakes on Charles Taylor
All Africa, April 29 2005
"Royce added that Taylor, who currently lives in Nigeria as part of a U.S.-brokered deal that ended Liberia's civil war in 2003, has been reluctant to comply with the terms of his peaceful ouster agreement, under which he was offered exile on condition that he refrain from further involvement in Liberian affairs. Taylor "continues to interfere," Royce said.
"Taylor violated the terms of his asylum agreement with Nigeria by traveling to Burkina Faso in February to meet with a political ally, Francis Galawulo, who recently announced his candidacy for Liberia's presidency, according to documents from the Special Court for Sierra Leone obtained by the Financial Times. Taylor also masterminded the January assassination attempt on Guinean President Lansana Conté, said David Crane, chief prosecutor of the Special Court."
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