Liberia

News Rondup 14 June – 20 June

Sudan to form new joint force to ‘crack down on insecurity’ Switzerland Finds Liberian Rebel Leader Guilty of Wartime Atrocities Guterres: Bring crimes of sexual violence in conflict out of ‘the shadows’, punish perpetrators Death of Boko Haram leader doesn’t end northeast Nigeria’s humanitarian crisis Israeli air raids target Gaza for second time since ceasefire …

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News Roundup 22 March – 28 March

Myanmar’s armed ethnic factions will not stand by if more killed, says one group Children Trapped by Colombia’s War, Five Years After Peace Deal Probe announced into alleged Tigray rights violations: UN rights office Saudi Arabia proposes ceasefire plan to Yemen’s Houthi rebels Guterres welcomes Saudi peace initiative to end fighting in Yemen Amidst ‘heightened …

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Ex-ULIMO commander arrested for crimes against humanity during Liberian civil war in France

Kunti K. was arrested in France on Tuesday 4th September 2018  for his alleged involvement in crimes against humanity committed during the First Liberian Civil War (1989-1996) while acting as a commander for the United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy (ULIMO). The ULIMO rebel faction fought against Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia …

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News Roundup – 16-30th April 2018

2018 Ramadan Radicals: Revenge and Redemption – Potential Actors, Motivators and Dates Yazidis who suffered under ISIS face forced conversion to Islam amid fresh persecution in Afrin Turkey, rebel allies have lost hundreds in Afrin fighting, Erdogan says Syrian rebels withdraw from enclave northeast of Damascus As Islamic State Fades in Syria, Another Militant Group …

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News RoundUp 2 Oct.-9 Oct.

Colombia rebel leader readies troops ahead of cease-fire As Liberia Debates Justice for War Crimes, a Rebel Faces Trial in the US Eastern DRC rebels target Kinshasa in move to depose Kabila Congo warlord seeks to unite rebel factions in anti-Kabila alliance Clashes as ‘rebels‘ storm Indian base in Kashmir  Syrian Soldier Is Guilty of …

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Breaking: Arrest of wife of Charles Taylor in London for war crimes

Today British police charged Agnes Taylor with torture for her alleged involvement with atrocities committed by Charles Taylor’s rebel group, the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), during the first Liberian Civil War. Charles Taylor, who brought civil war to Liberia with the NPFL’s invasion in 1989 and who was President of Liberia from 1997-2003, was …

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News Roundup – 8 October 2014

What’s so new about the Islamic State’s governance?  You can’t understand how beleaguered Kobani is until you see these maps.  Kobani: anger grows as Turkey stops Kurds from aiding militias in Syria.  Yemen rebel leader calls for mass protests.  Yemen names new PM, aims to defuse rebel crisis.  Ban voices ‘outrage’ as second UN peacekeeper …

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Interview with Luc Walleyn, victims’ representative in the case against Martina Johnson

On 19th September 2014, it was reported that Martina Johnson had been arrested in Belgium on suspicion of having committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during the armed conflict in Liberia in the 1990s. Martina Johnson was the head of the heavy artillery unit for the rebel group, the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL). …

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News Roundup – 24 February 2014

Taliban Raid Afghan Army Base, Killing Soldiers in Their Sleep Taliban Struggle With Shrinking Finances Syrian rebels say senior al-Qaida fighter killed Latest UN Security Council resolution on Syria demands aid access Suspected Liberian gunmen attack Ivorian border town Attack on Nigeria town leaves scores dead Nigeria seals state border with Cameroon Arms smuggling to …

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