Monthly Archives: June 2012

Has Grand Gedeh County become a frontline? Guest post by Ilmari Käihkö on the situation in the Liberian borderlands

Recent weeks in Grand Gedeh following the cross-border attack to Ivory Coast have been interesting. After the arrival of the “Joint security” consisting of the Armed Forces of Liberia, the armed Emergency Response Unit (ERU) of the Liberian National Police … Continue reading

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Update on the situation in Eastern Liberia and Western Ivory Coast (guest post by Ilmari Käihkö)

Following the attack from Liberian soil to Ivory Coast that resulted in the deaths of seven peacekeepers from Niger working under the United Nations flag as well as a number of Ivorian civilians and military an update is in order. … Continue reading

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Something’s stirring in the east; something’s stirring in the west (Guest post by Ilmari Käihkö)

The Ivorian refugees in Grand Gedeh are a common sight both in the county capital as well as the many surrounding villages. Even more importantly, the border between Ivory Coast and Liberia is porous and poorly patrolled by the Liberian … Continue reading

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50 years.

Charles Taylor will spend the rest of his life in prison (unless someone decides to assist his escape again :)) for aiding and abetting war crimes in Sierra Leone. As a comparison Issa Sesay, one of the senior commanders of … Continue reading

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