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

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

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