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  • Liberians Flee Caterpillar Invasion

    07/01/2014 12:07:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    All Africa ^ | 23 JUNE 2014 | JENNIFER LAZUTA
    Thousands of people have fled their homes in northern Liberia following an invasion of caterpillars - which have overtaken houses and schools, destroyed crops and contaminated water sources. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says these attacks are becoming more frequent in Liberia and the government needs to put in place an early warning system to stop the invasions from reaching such catastrophic levels. Residents of at least 25 villages and towns in the forested areas of Lofa and Gbarpolu counties have been fleeing en masse since early June to escape the trail of excrement that the caterpillars...
  • Liberia confirms spread of 'unprecedented' Ebola epidemic

    03/31/2014 5:17:12 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 23 replies
    ABC/YAHOO ^ | 3-31-14 | By ABC News 4 hours ago
    Conakry (AFP) - Aid organisation Doctors Without Borders said Monday an Ebola outbreak suspected of killing dozens in Guinea was an "unprecedented epidemic" as Liberia confirmed its first cases of the deadly contagion. Guinea's health ministry this year has reported 122 "suspicious cases" of viral haemorrhagic fever, including 78 deaths, with 22 of the samples taken from patients testing positive for the highly contagious tropical pathogen. "We are facing an epidemic of a magnitude never before seen in terms of the distribution of cases in the country: Gueckedou, Macenta, Kissidougou, Nzerekore, and now Conakry," Mariano Lugli, the organisation's coordinator in...
  • Fears Guinea Ebola outbreak has spread to Sierra Leone

    03/25/2014 10:31:40 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 3 replies
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | March 25, 2014 1:00 PM | Mouctar Bah
    Conakry (AFP) - West Africa was on high alert Tuesday after Sierra Leone warned an Ebola outbreak ravaging Guinea may have crossed its borders and five deaths in Liberia were being tested for the killer virus. More than 60 people have died of haemorrhagic fever in Guinea since the start of February, with the Ebola virus identified as the cause in 13 of 45 samples tested by scientists. "We still do not have any confirmed cases of Ebola in the country. What we do have are suspected cases which our health teams are investigating," Sierra Leone's chief medical officer Brima...
  • Catholic university will give platform to pro-abortion peace activist who urged ‘beating’ pro-lifers

    01/07/2014 12:55:41 PM PST · by topher · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:14 EST | by Matthew Archbold
    DAYTON, OH, January 7, 2014 (CardinalNewmanSociety.org) - The University of Dayton will be hosting a pro-abortion rights and pro-contraception Nobel Peace Prize winner who ironically advocated “beating men left and right” if they opposed abortion. According to its website,the Marianist University will host Leymah Gbowee, who shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for leading a women's peace movement that helped end a civil war in Liberia. She has been invited by the Office of the Provost and the UD Speaker Series to deliver the keynote speech at the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration on January 21,...
  • Investigators say black money scam has reached Louisville

    12/14/2013 12:17:02 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    WLKY ^ | WLKY
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. —A trick used worldwide has hit the Louisville area. Investigators are warning the public about the black money scam used to swindle people out of thousands. "In this situation we came across something unique. A scam in our community we had ever seen before," said Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad. Authorities discovered $50,000 in real U.S. currency along with a suitcase full of what's called "black money." Authorities said they've seen the black money scam recently in at least four U.S. cities. "'It was a drug deal gone bad. We were able to smuggle the money out...
  • Same Old, Same Old in Syria

    09/05/2013 3:46:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    President Obama's on-and-off-again planned American attack on Syria is nothing new. Besides its five declared wars, America has a habit of intervening all over the world. Even apart from clandestine CIA operations, and even after the unhappy end of the Vietnam War, we have attacked lots of countries and non-state militias. The roll call of recent American military interventions is quite astounding: Cambodia, Iran, Libya, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Liberia, Iraq, Haiti, Somalia, the former Yugoslavia, Zaire and Afghanistan. Even the notion of Past American isolationism is a myth. In the four years between 1912 and 1916 alone, the U.S. sent...
  • All applicants fail Liberia university entrance test

    08/27/2013 5:52:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    France 24 ^ | 27/08/2013
    All 25,000 individuals who applied to the University of Liberia were forced to swallow their pride: none of them passed the entrance exam, forcing the admissions office to lower its selection standards. … Liberia is recovering from a violent civil war that came to an end a decade ago, but left its education system “in a mess”, as President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf recently said. … According to the news site allafrica.com, the University of Liberia had decided to raise its admission standards for the 2013-2014 academic year. Any student seeking a spot at the university needed to score higher than...
  • Now what liberals? When given the chance, freed former Black slaves kept slaves themselves

    08/12/2013 9:35:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 30 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/12/13 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    Liberals love their fantasies about slavery in America. It makes them feel superior to insist America was founded by “Old White Men” (OWM) who loved slavery. They refuse to acknowledge that those same OWMs often freed their own slaves although not until their death. They love their own fairy tale that, “freeing slaves had nothing to do with the Civil War.” Allowing that would force them to credit Lincoln and the (hated) Republicans with freeing the slaves – a gross violation of the false liberal narrative of American history. They are so desperate to keep the truth of who were...
  • Strange new (How freed American slaves founded a new country . . . on slavery)

    08/11/2013 4:01:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 11, 2013 | LARRY GETLEN
    During Revolutionary times, to be “enlightened” often meant having enough compassion that you were willing to free your slaves — but only upon your death. So when founding fathers such as George Washington began to pass away around 1800, their slaves were set free into a country that had no desire for them. The result, as James Ciment writes in this thorough account of an experimental nation, was to send free blacks whence they came, to Africa. Liberia was the country created by freed American slaves who, perversely, became slave owners themselves.
  • Barack Obama has managed to insult three close allies – all in one week

    04/23/2010 6:03:40 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 11 replies · 598+ views
    London Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | April 23, 2010 | James Corum
    Last week was a really bad week for nations that are friends and allies of America. Three nations that have long been close friends and allies of America received humiliating treatment from the Obama administration. Israel sensibly boycotted Obama’s nuclear summit in Washington. Israel has recently been treated with such hostility by President Obama, the Israeli prime minister avoided what looked like a set up for some Islamic nations dictatorships to turn the occasion into an anti-Israel forum. Thanks to Obama, we have a nuclear proliferation summit in which Israel, a nuclear power, is pushed away – but where Liberia...
  • Remember Katanga!

    08/11/2003 6:48:14 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies · 900+ views
    David W. Neuendorf ^ | 1995 | David W. Neuendorf
    Fifty years ago today, the life work of Alger Hiss came to fruition. Hiss, a US State Department official, served the United Nations as its acting Secretary General during its founding conference in the spring of 1945. On October 24, 1945 the United Nations Charter became effective as a majority of the countries that had signed it ratified their signatures. Several years later, Hiss went to a federal penitentiary for committing perjury when testifying that he was not a Soviet agent. His personal career was over, but his most important work, the United Nations, lived on. Globalists everywhere are today...
  • Firm that paid Obama adviser in business with warlord-tied official

    08/11/2012 9:59:33 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/11/2012 | By Richard Cohen
    A South African company in the spotlight for paying $100,000 in speaking fees to White House adviser David Plouffe is also in business with a Liberian official under U.N. sanctions for his ties to convicted war criminal and former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor. That's among the latest details to emerge on the connections involving MTN Group, a subsidiary of which paid President Obama's former campaign manager for engagements in late 2010, shortly before he joined the White House. The ties to Liberia's bloody Taylor era center on Benoni Urey, who was commissioner of maritime affairs in Liberia during Taylor's reign....
  • Intervening in Mali: West African Nations Plan Offensive against Islamists and Tuareg Rebels

    As Tuareg rebels battle radical Islamists with heavy weapons for control of the northern Mali city of Gao, Mali and the other 15 nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are planning a military offensive designed to drive both groups out of northern Mali in an effort to re-impose order in the region and prevent the six-month old conflict from destabilizing the entire region. So far, however, operational planning has not been detailed enough to gain the approval of the UN Security Council for authorization of a Chapter Seven military intervention, leaving ECOWAS and the African Union...
  • Islamic Socialism - bloody legacy (Qaddafi's 'Green Book,' WRC, etc.)

    04/26/2012 6:14:34 AM PDT · by Milagros · 1 replies
    Islamic SocialismFrom the CIA factbook: Following a 1969 military coup, Col. Muammar Abu Minyar al-QADHAFI began to espouse his own political system, the Third Universal Theory. The system was a combination of socialism and Islam derived in part from tribal practices and was supposed to be implemented by the Libyan people themselves in a unique form of "direct democracy.[1] The "Green Book" - Arabism, Islam & socialism, with Islam the main line Author John L. Esposito: Under Qaddafi three interrelated ideas were woven into Libya's ideological identity: Pan-Arabism, socialism, and Islam. Qaddafi's appeals to Islam were influenced by his...
  • Taylor verdict offers closure for Sierra Leone [The Islamic-Socialist RUF & Jihad in S.L.]

    04/25/2012 4:06:02 PM PDT · by Milagros
    Financial Times ^ | April 25, 2012
    The rampages of the Revolutionary United Forces (RUF) militia in Sierra Leone in the late 1990s involved the widespread brainwashing of child soldiers,
  • Nobel Peace Prize Winner Defends Law Criminalising Homosexuality in Liberia

    03/22/2012 10:01:16 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 12 replies · 3+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 3/19/12 | Tamasin Ford and Bonnie Allen
    Exclusive: In joint interview, Tony Blair refuses to comment on Liberian president's remarks supporting anti-gay lawsThe Nobel peace prize winner and president of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has defended a law that criminalises homosexual acts, saying: "We like ourselves just the way we are." In a joint interview with Tony Blair, who was left looking visibly uncomfortable by her remarks, Sirleaf told the Guardian: "We've got certain traditional values in our society that we would like to preserve." Liberian legislation classes "voluntary sodomy" as a misdemeanour punishable by up to one year in prison, but two new bills have been...
  • Mauritius tops African household lighting survey

    01/13/2012 9:06:47 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    ESI-Africa ^ | Friday the 13th, January 2012 | unattributed
    A Gallup survey done across 20 sub-Saharan African countries on the main sources of lighting for households saw Mauritius fair best, with 100% of respondents saying this was provided by power lines. South Africa came in second at 80% in terms of households with grid supplied power for lighting, followed by Ghana (67%), Nigeria (66%) and Cameroon (65%). At the bottom of the list in this survey for electrical grid power supplying household lighting was Liberia at 4%, followed by Chad and Burkina Faso at 8%. In Chad, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic, Sierra Leone, Madagascar, Uganda and...
  • Sirleaf is Trying to Silence Me, Says Opposition Candidate Tubman

    11/07/2011 1:27:20 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies
    AllAfrica ^ | Saturday, November 5, 2011 | quijue
    Liberian opposition presidential candidate Wilson Tubman has accused President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of intimidation. [that's all I see when I load the so-called article, other than comments from Liberians] sirleaf site:freerepublic.com Google
  • Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Trio of Liberian, Yemeni Women

    10/07/2011 7:21:24 AM PDT · by Borges · 6 replies
    The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni women's rights advocate Tawakkul Karman. The Norwegian Nobel Committee made the announcement Friday in Oslo, saying the three women will split the coveted award for "their nonviolent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights." Committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland praised the work of the three recipients, saying that "we cannot achieve lasting peace in the world unless women obtain the same opportunities as men." Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, 72, became Africa's first democratically elected female president in 2005....
  • Shaky security in Liberia sparks fears ahead of key polls Tuesday

    10/08/2011 11:51:41 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | Saturday, October 8, 2011 | Agence France-Presse
    United Nations and regional security forces are on high alert ahead of Liberia's second post-war polls Tuesday, amid fears over weapons and mercenaries circulating after recent conflict in neighbouring Ivory Coast. Liberia still relies heavily on a UN peacekeeping mission (UNMIL) to secure its fragile peace, eight years after it emerged from one of Africa's bloodiest wars in 2003, in which some 250,000 were killed. The 8,000-strong UNMIL force has boosted border security as has the UN mission in Ivory Coast, and defence chiefs from Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Nigeria have pledged to send at least 540 police...
  • Did Anders Behring Breivik act alone? — Updated

    07/25/2011 7:48:01 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    War in Context ^ | July 25, 2011 | Paul Woodward
    In his manifesto, 2083 A European Declaration of Independence, Anders Behring Breivik — who will soon go on trial for murdering at least 93 fellow Norwegians — writes: Solo-cell systems in combination with martyrdom is the most efficient and deadly form of modern warfare. This strategy was adapted by Jihadist groups. And now we will be using it as well. It is even more valuable to us as we enjoy more “invisibility” than individuals who have Arabic/Asian appearance and customs. This compendium of his writings, whose promotion was his central objective, describes in great detail the lonely pursuit of his...
  • Africa: Amnesty Reports on Sub-Saharan Africa's Human Rights Record

    05/28/2011 2:43:46 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies · 1+ views
    AllAfrica ^ | 13 May 2011 | Amnesty International
    The armed conflict in Darfur, Sudan, intensified throughout the year, resulting in tens of thousands of newly displaced people, some of whom crossed into neighbouring Chad. Civilians were directly targeted in some attacks by armed groups and by government forces. Parts of Darfur remained inaccessible to humanitarian organizations and the joint UN-African Union (AU) mission in Darfur (UNAMID). Humanitarian workers and UNAMID staff were frequently abducted in Darfur, following a pattern similar to that seen in eastern Chad in recent years. Various mediation efforts during the year produced no tangible results. Repression by the Sudanese authorities continued in Darfur, with...
  • Harvard for Tyrants - How Muammar al-Qaddafi taught a generation of bad guys

    03/10/2011 2:25:36 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies
    foreignpolicy.com ^ | MARCH 4, 2011 | DOUGLAS FARAH
    Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi is well known now for the abuses he has inflicted on his own people during more than four decades of brutal rule in Libya, but few remember the vast campaign of carnage and terrorism he orchestrated across West Africa and Europe when he was at the height of his powers. Nor are his more recent alliance with Hugo Chávez of Venezuela and his long-standing relationship with Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua -- both of whom are busy trampling their constitutions and moving toward dictatorship -- well understood. And the fact that all three governments support the Revolutionary Armed...
  • Naomi Campbell 'blood diamond' scandal brings out other famous anti-gunners

    08/11/2010 5:01:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 10 August, 2010 | David Codrea
    Getty Images What Naomi Campbell knew about the "blood diamonds" she received from Liberia's former warlord/president, "monopoly of violence" advocate, and Hague war crimes defendant Charles Taylor, is the subject of conflicting testimony. Likewise, her motives for deciding she couldn't keep a gift that could have resulted in criminal charges against her is suspect. Was she "flirting" with a bloody-handed tyrant? Did she know the "dirty stones" she says she got from his henchmen (and there's a word you don't hear much outside of The Venture Bros. episodes these days) were really valuable gems? Does she care about how such...
  • U.S. officials contact wrong embassy about Russian citizen's detention

    07/24/2010 8:53:02 AM PDT · by csvset · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 22 July 2010 | CNN Wire Staff
    U.S. officials contact wrong embassy about Russian citizen's detention By the CNN Wire Staff STORY HIGHLIGHTS Russian officials were not granted immediate access to a Russian citizen in U.S. custodyU.S. officials notified the wrong embassy about K.V. Yaroshenko's detentionYaroshenko was detained in Liberia in late May as part of U.S. anti-drug effortsMoscow contends U.S. officials kidnapped Yaroshenko, violating international law (CNN) -- Russian officials did not receive immediate consular access to a Russian citizen now in American custody because U.S. officials notified the wrong embassy, a State Department spokesman said Thursday.K.V. Yaroshenko is one of five defendants arrested in late...
  • India detains arms-laden Pakistan-bound cargo ship: Police

    06/26/2010 1:34:07 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 11 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | June 26, 2010 | The Economic Times
    NEW DELHI: A Pakistan-bound cargo vessel carrying a "huge quantity" of explosives and other weapons has been detained by the authorities at a harbour in eastern India, police said on Saturday. The vessel was heading for the Pakistani port city of Karachi and was detained Friday on an intelligence tip-off at Diamond Harbour, 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of Kolkata, capital of the West Bengal state, police said. "The Indian Coast Guard and navy personnel have found a huge quantity of explosives, rocket launchers, anti-aircraft guns and some bombs in two large containers," West Bengal police director general Bhupinder Singh...
  • Rape charges dropped against Liberian boy, 10

    06/04/2010 1:01:03 PM PDT · by exbrit · 24 replies · 579+ views
    KVOA TUCSON ^ | 6/4/10 | Unspecified
    PHOENIX (AP) - Charges have been dropped against a 10-year-old Liberian boy who was among four young refugees charges with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in Phoenix last year. A Maricopa County Juvenile Court judge ruled that the boy could not understand the charges against him and was not mature enough to help in his defense. Judge Aimee Anderson dismissed the charges on Thursday, but the boy will remain in foster care under court supervision.
  • African influx reshapes immigration to Minnesota

    06/02/2010 11:11:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies · 829+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | May 15, 2010 | DAVID PETERSON
    The flow of immigrants to Minnesota is quietly reaching record highs amid signs of what could prove to be a profound and lasting shift in their continents of origin. For the first time ever, African nations are supplying more than half the state's legal immigrants. Four countries from that continent now stand atop the list. Arrivals are doubling and quadrupling from countries such as Kenya and Liberia even as numbers are tapering off, for a variety of reasons, from past immigrant taproots such as India, Thailand and Russia, federal data show.
  • Naomi Campbell Will Likely Be Subpoenaed in War Crimes Case Against Former Liberian President

    05/21/2010 12:04:22 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 4 replies · 586+ views
    FoxNews,com ^ | May 21, 2010
    Prosecutors trying former Liberian president Charles Taylor for war crimes are asking judges to subpoena supermodel Naomi Campbell as a witness in the U.N. case against the exiled leader. Prosecutors filed a motion asking for Campbell’s testimony about uncut “blood diamonds” given to Campbell by Taylor while the two attended a dinner at the home of South African president Nelson Mandela in 1997.
  • Face of Defense: Marine Makes Difference in Liberia

    05/07/2010 4:36:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 135+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Nicole Dalrymple
    MONROVIA, Liberia, May 7, 2010 – Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Gary Morris' time in Liberia, which originally began as a voluntary six-month assignment, will end in August, 20 months after it started. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Gary Morris talks to students at the American International School in Monrovia, Liberia, where he has been voluntarily teaching a physical education class since February 2010. U.S. Africa Command photo by Nicole Dalrymple  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The U.S. military has been providing mentors and advisors to Liberia's security sector reform initiative since 2006 through a U.S. State Department-led initiative. Morris, a...
  • Obama Increased Africa Military Funding 300%(FY2010)

    04/28/2010 6:22:29 PM PDT · by bushpilot1 · 44 replies · 1,608+ views
    All Africa ^ | 22 April 2010 | Daniel Volman
    In its budget request for the State Department for the 2010 financial year, the Obama administration proposed significant increases in funding for US arms sales and military training programmes for African countries, as well as for regional programmes on the continent, and is expected to propose further increases in its budget request for the 2011 financial year. The 2010 budget proposed to increase foreign military funding spending for Africa by more than 300 per cent, from just over US$8.2 million to more than US$25.5 million, with additional increases in funding for North African countries. Major recipients included Chad, the Democratic...
  • >v< Let's trade Michigan for Liberia >v<

    04/22/2010 12:17:33 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 23 replies · 525+ views
    4/22/2010 | BC
    I think it's time that Conservatives in this Country start thinking about a way to guarantee ourselves and our progeny a way to start over again with a clean slate, and in a constructive way that will allow a true Constitutional Government to form and flourish somewhere out of harm's way. I think we need to consider a bloodless coup and take Liberia back. They have had plenty of time to make something of it and have failed miserably for decades. If we agreed to put all of the 3.5 Million Liberians on a plane to Detroit, and award them...
  • Man detained in Batavia (NY) accused of killings in Liberia

    02/22/2010 4:44:34 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 1 replies · 256+ views
    BATAVIA — Brockport area resident George S. Boley Sr. faces an immigration hearing in Batavia on charges he took part in murders in Liberia as leader of a tribal group, according to Monday’s Buffalo News. Boley, 60, was arrested Jan. 15 at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo. He is being held at the Federal Detention Center in Batavia until his immigration hearing Wednesday, the News report said. U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement official Lev Kubiak said Boley is suspected of having served as the leader of the Liberia Peace Council tribal group that
  • 'Merchant of death' Victor Bout indicted for trying to buy US planes to ferry arms around world

    02/17/2010 6:34:15 PM PST · by Cindy · 26 replies · 679+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS.com ^ | February 17, 2010, 7:38 pm | Alison Gendar
    Note: Photo included. SNIPPET: "Bout and American-born pal Richard Chichakli were accused of creating a new business, Samar Airlines, which they thought was clean of any connection to their own bloody dealings. Starting in the summer of 2007, Samar Airlines started making deals for airplanes and crews to ferry contraband between the United States and Tajikistan, the indictment said." SNIPPET: "The Russian-born Bout is accused of wiring $1.7 million from bank accounts in Kazakhstan, Cyprus, Russia through banks in New York City and Salt Lake City to finance the scheme." SNIPPET: "Bout, who is accused of supplying weapons to real...
  • The Vice guide to Liberia

    02/05/2010 7:37:35 PM PST · by robomatik · 14 replies · 599+ views
    vbs.tv ^ | unknown | crazy dude
    This is an eight part video documentary about the current situation in Liberia. If you have not seen a disturbing video about the conditions in the rest of the world, this video is for you. If you think Africa is a great place to go on safari, this video is for you. Liberia is a country, formerly made up of freed American slaves, which has descended into a hell on earth.
  • Former (Liberia) leader denies he eats people

    07/28/2009 5:13:31 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 15 replies · 1,157+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | July 28, 2009 | AFP
    LIBERIA'S former president Charles Taylor denied that he had ever eaten human flesh or ordered his fighters to do so as he answered allegations of cannibalism at his war crimes trial. "It is sickening. You must be sick to believe it,'' the one-time warlord testified in the Special Court for Sierra Leone, sitting in The Hague. "It makes you feel like throwing up.'' Mr Taylor, 61, said he could not dispute that there were cannibals in certain parts of Liberia, but claims that he was among them were "total nonsense''. A witness had testified at the trial that he ate...
  • Outcry over disowned US rape girl

    07/25/2009 12:47:52 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 62 replies · 1,299+ views
    BBC World News ^ | 25 July 2009
    Offers for help are pouring in for an eight-year-old Liberian girl disowned by her own family in Phoenix, Arizona, after being raped by four boys. The girl is under the care of the Arizona Child Protective Service (CPS) because her parents said she had shamed them, and they did not want her back. Phoenix police said calls had come in from all over the US offering money, or even to adopt the young girl. The boys, Liberian immigrants aged nine to 14, have been charged with rape.
  • Family Shuns Girl, 8, After Rape Sparks Outcry [Why Isn't Family Charged With Child Neglect]

    07/24/2009 8:53:41 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies · 1,299+ views
    AP Report ^ | July 24th 2009
    Family shuns girl, 8, after rape sparks outcry PHOENIX - Lured by promises of chewing gum then allegedly raped in a shed by four boys barely older than her, an 8-year-old Liberian girl is now in foster care and living with strangers after being shunned by her family. The alleged sexual assault in Phoenix and reaction by her family have sparked an international outcry, reaching all the way to the president of Liberia, the home country of the girl's family and the four young suspects. "I think that family is wrong. They should help that child who has been traumatized...
  • Who's to blame in sex assault of girl? Father says nobody

    07/24/2009 3:18:51 PM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 52 replies · 1,694+ views
    15.com ^ | July 24
    "PHOENIX - The President of Liberia is voicing her opinion on an Arizona story creating outrage around the world. After an 8-year-old Phoenix girl was sexually assaulted by four boys last week, police said her parents blamed their daughter for the attack. The parents also apparently said their daughter had brought shame on the family. Those four boys are now under arrest, and the young victim is in Child Protective Services, away from her mom and dad. The President of Liberia called into CNN on Friday morning, saying rape is a problem in Liberia as well as the United States....
  • Sex Assault Charges Filed Against 4 Arizona Boys Under 14

    07/24/2009 2:00:05 AM PDT · by Brytani · 27 replies · 1,795+ views
    Fox News.com ^ | July 23, 2009 | Fox News
    Prosecutors filed sexual assault charges against four boys ages 9 to 14, officials said Thursday, alleging they brutally attacked an 8-year-old girl after luring her to a shed with chewing gum. Police said the girl's parents criticized her after the violence, blaming her for bringing shame on the family. All five children are refugees from the West African nation of Liberia......"The father told the case worker and an officer in her presence that he didn't want her back. He said 'Take her, I don't want her,"' Hill said. Hill cited the family's background as the reason the family shunned the...
  • PD: 4 Boys Lure Young Girl into Shed, Sexually Assault Her (Phoenix)

    07/22/2009 4:29:09 PM PDT · by HungarianGypsy · 95 replies · 2,879+ views
    ABC15 ^ | 22 July, 2009
    Copyright at site. Follow link for story
  • Thais detain alleged `Merchant of Death' (dealings include global illicit arms trafficking)

    03/06/2008 6:46:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 1,153+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/6/08 | Michael Casey - ap
    BANGKOK, Thailand - A Russian dubbed the "Merchant of Death" for allegedly supplying weapons to Africa's bloody conflicts over power and diamonds was arrested Thursday in Thailand on suspicion of conspiring to smuggle guns to Colombia's leftist rebels. Viktor Bout, 41, whose dealings reportedly inspired a 2005 movie about the illicit arms trade, was arrested at U.S. request in his hotel room in Bangkok, said police Lt. Gen. Pongpat Chayapan. Bout had eluded arrest for years and was finally seized after a four-month sting organized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. In New York, federal authorities unsealed a criminal complaint...
  • Arrest of Kenyan Exposes Massive Global Arms Trade

    02/25/2002 8:08:26 PM PST · by Wallaby · 8 replies · 1,121+ views
    Africa News | February 25, 2002 | The East African
    Not for commercial use. Solely to be used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. Arrest of Kenyan Exposes Massive Global Arms Trade The East African Africa News February 25, 2002 Monday Kenya L AST WEEKEND'S arrest of Kenyan-born Sanjivan Ruprah, who is alleged to be a part of a major arms smuggling operation to Africa, has brought into the open the extent of the multi-million dollar illegal business. The whereabouts of Bout remain unknown. Some media reports say he is in Moscow, while others say he is in the Congo or the United Arab Emirates. An international ...
  • “Merchant of Death” Trial Still Looms

    05/28/2009 7:17:07 PM PDT · by Coleus · 496+ views
    tna ^ | 05.28.09 | William F. Jasper
    The Russian parliament and media refer to him merely as a “Russian businessman.” But to much of the rest of the world, Viktor Bout is known as the “Merchant of Death,” the most notorious member of the dark fraternity of global weapons traffickers who arm terrorist organizations, as well as the tyrannical regimes and brutal warlords and militias responsible for horrendous genocidal slaughters over the past two decades. Since his March 2008 arrest in Bangkok, Thailand, in an elaborate U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration sting, Viktor Bout has been in Bangkok’s Klong Prem Special Prison awaiting trial. The U.S. Department of...
  • White House will extend status of Liberians

    03/20/2009 5:28:47 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 455+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 20, 2009 | HENRY C. JACKSON
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed an executive order allowing roughly 3,600 Liberians living in the United States to stay in the country for an additional 12 months. The White House told members of Congress of the decision on Friday.
  • Liberia declares state of emergency as caterpillar plague wrecks crops

    01/29/2009 7:52:01 AM PST · by Squidpup · 12 replies · 639+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 27 January 2009 | Xan Rice
    Liberia has declared a state of emergency over a plague of caterpillars that has destroyed plants and crops and contaminated water supplies, threatening an already fragile food situation. Tens of millions of marching caterpillars have invaded at least 80 towns and villages in central and northern Liberia, preventing some farmers from reaching their fields and causing others to flee their homes. The inch-long pests – the caterpillar life stage of the noctuid moth – have spread to neighbouring Guinea and are threatening Sierra Leone, which has set up monitoring teams along its border. ... "This is becoming a no-go area,"...
  • Taylor's son jailed for 97 years

    01/09/2009 6:59:25 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 7 replies · 584+ views
    BBC ^ | Jan 9 09 | BBC
    "Chuckie" Taylor, the son of former Liberian President Charles Taylor has been sentenced by a US court to 97 years in prison for torture.
  • Roy Belfast Jr., A/K/A Chuckie Taylor, Sentenced on Torture Charges

    01/09/2009 3:56:40 PM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies · 404+ views
    US DOJ.gov ^ | January 9, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2009/January/09-crm-021.html Roy Belfast Jr., A/K/A Chuckie Taylor, Sentenced on Torture Charges WASHINGTON – Roy M. Belfast Jr. was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga today to 97 years in prison for crimes related to the torture of people in Liberia between April 1999 and July 2003, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta for the Southern District of Florida. Belfast, a/k/a Chuckie Taylor, Charles Taylor Jr., Charles Taylor II and Charles McArther Emmanuel, was convicted on October 30, 2008, by...
  • Liberian woman: 'I smuggled monkey meat for religious reasons'

    01/05/2009 12:48:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 641+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 04 Jan 2009
    <p>A judge in New York has ruled against a Liberian woman who cited religious reasons for smuggling meat from an endangered species of monkey into the United States.</p> <p>Raymond J Dearie, a federal US district judge, said that Mamie Manneh was wrong when she claimed that her faith - a sect of Christianity - meant that she did not need to apply for permits to import exotic food stuffs.</p>
  • U.S.-Iraq 'Intermediary' Facing Charges

    12/11/2003 5:00:15 PM PST · by TexKat · 3 replies · 298+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/11/03 | CURT ANDERSON
    WASHINGTON - A Lebanese-American businessman who acted as a conduit for a last-ditch peace offer from Iraq to the United States faces federal charges of attempting to bring weapons on a commercial aircraft. The charges were filed Nov. 6 against Imad Hage, months after he was stopped at Dulles International Airport outside Washington when a .45-caliber handgun, five ammunition magazines and four stun guns were detected in his checked luggage. Hage said by telephone Thursday from Beirut that he intends to return to the United States in a few weeks to fight the charges, which he suggested were only brought...