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MONROVIA, LIBERIA---The ex-wife of former Liber-
ian president Charles Taylor said the convicted war
criminal made "the ultimate sacrifice" by exiting
the country ten years ago yesterday, an event that
effectively ended a brutal 14-year civil war that
claimed 250,000 lives.
In an interview with The Associated Press marking
the tenth anniversary of her ex-husband s departure,
Jewel Taylor, now a powerful senator representing
the former president s stronghold of Bong County,
In this August 11,
2003 file photo,
his staff, leaves
with wife Jewel
handing over the
power of the
presidency to his
Moses Blah, at
Mansion in the
said the war may have been a "necessary" chapter
in Liberia s history.
"Every country has gone through some crisis," she
"I believe if you talk to historians as to where we
were when the crisis began, there might be some
who say the war was necessary."
The senator s comments underscore Liberia s com-
plicated relationship with Taylor ten years on from
The former president retains a vocal following
despite well-documented abuses committed by his
fighters---many of them children---and his plundering
of the state s resources after he came to power in
On August 11, 2003, Jewel and Charles Taylor flew
to Nigeria amid intense international pressure and
persistent rebel attempts to capture Monrovia.
Three years later, not long after Liberia completed
its first postwar election, Taylor was arrested and
transferred to The Hague, where he faced trial at a
United Nations-backed tribunal over crimes com-
mitted during Sierra Leone s 11-year civil war.
Last year, Taylor was found guilty of war crimes
and crimes against humanity and sentenced to 50
years in prison.
Ten years after the end of the civil war, Liberia s
current government, headed by 2011 Nobel Peace
Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, still has several
challenges to improve the lives of Liberia s 4 million
people. Sirleaf s government will mark the ten-year
anniversary of the Liberian war s conclusion on August
18, the day a comprehensive peace deal was signed
in Accra, Ghana.
At a press briefing last week discussing the plans,
cabinet minister Conmany Wesseh encouraged Liberi-
ans to use the anniversary "to carry out creative
actions to thank themselves and others and renew
their dedication to building a peaceful, prosperous
and happy Liberia."
Sirleaf s government has made "immeasurable
gains" in consolidating peace and promoting recon-
ciliation and development, Wesseh said.
But critics accuse Sirleaf of not going far enough
to root out corruption in her administration. And
they question how much her government s devel-
opment projects have improved the lives of ordinary
Liberians, taking particular issue with large-scale
agricultural and forestry concessions that have dis-
possessed the rural poor.
Vice president Joseph Boakai acknowledged that
large swaths of the population believe they have not
benefited from the government s accomplishments.
He said there is still a need "to try to touch the
lives of people so that they feel the benefits and div-
idends of peace." (AP)
Liberia marks anniversary
of Taylor's departure
PARIS---The French Interior Ministry says a
military serviceman who was planning an attack
on a mosque has been arrested.
In a statement yesterday, the ministry said a
23-year-old man, who was stationed at an air
base near the city of Lyon, was "close to ideas of
the extreme, radical right." The statement said
the man was planning to fire on a mosque in the
area. It did not say when he was taken into custody.
The ministry did not immediately respond to
requests for more details.
Militant extreme-right groups have become
more visible recently in France, and the government
has stepped up its efforts to track and disband
The statement said that "no tolerance will be
afforded" to radicals. (AP)
of mosque plot
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