Conflict Resources - Liberia

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Liberia as a case study for resource conflict. Highlights key players and resources in conflict.

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Conflict Resources - Liberia

  1. 2. Description of Conflict <ul><li>April 12, 1980. A military takeover, led by Master Sergeant Samuel Kanyon Doe, killed the president of that time. </li></ul><ul><li>He took over as the de facto president after that. </li></ul>
  2. 3. Description of conflict <ul><li>1985. An election was held, which Samuel Doe lost. He replaced the officials with his own people, who announced that Samuel Doe had won. </li></ul><ul><li>A demonstration occurred, but was suppressed 3 days later, causing major anti-government feelings. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Description of Conflict <ul><li>1989. A civil war started, and Charles Taylor, with the support of other countries, invaded Liberia. </li></ul><ul><li>1997. Charles Taylor was elected as President of Liberia. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Samuel Kanyon Doe <ul><li>Master Sergeant Samuel Kanyon Doe </li></ul><ul><li>Born in May 6, 1951, and died on September 9 ,1990 </li></ul><ul><li>Known for his absolute power and oppression of the people </li></ul><ul><li>He attempts to do a fair elections once, but when he lost he redid it with his own people, and won. </li></ul><ul><li>Shows his extreme methods towards achieving absolute control in Liberia </li></ul>
  5. 6. Charles Taylor <ul><li>Born on Janurary 28 th, 1948, 60 years old to date </li></ul><ul><li>He was Africa’s most prominent warlord </li></ul><ul><li>He gathered support from all the other countries to invade Liberia, just for the money he would make from the resources </li></ul><ul><li>Arrested and charged for crimes against humanity in the International Criminal Court </li></ul>
  6. 7. How Resources were Used <ul><li>Charles Taylor stripped Liberia from the revenue that she rightfully earned. </li></ul><ul><li>By diverting all the revenue from the timber into his own account, he took about $100 million from the government. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Solutions <ul><li>The Special Court for Sierra Leone formally accused Charles Taylor in March 2003, for deliberately diverting revenue into his own pockets. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, there were UN timber economic restrictions that were implemented in July 2003, after a long 2 years of discussion in the Security Council </li></ul>
  8. 9. Acknowledgments

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