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  President - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Under the French Third and the Fourth Republics, the "President of the Council" (of ministers) was the head of government, with the President of the Republic a largely symbolic figurehead.
President for Life is a title assumed by some dictators to ensure that their authority or legitimacy is never questioned.
In French legal terminology, the president of a court consisting of multiple judges is the foremost judge; he chairs the meeting of the court and directs the debates (and this thus addressed as "Mr President", Monsieur le Président, or appropriate feminine forms).
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Liberia is located on the southern part of the west coast of Africa.
President William Tolbert was inaugurated the 10th president of Liberia in 1972.
President Moses Blah was born on April 18, 1947 in Toweh Town, a Gio-speaking hamlet in north-eastern Nimba County, close to the border with the Ivory Coast.
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 Global Connections . Liberia . U.S. Policy | PBS
Liberia had a thriving and prosperous agricultural sector, but, lacking an industrial base at a time when industrialization was critical for economic development, Liberia began to face financial troubles in the 1860s.
Liberia viewed his visit as a symbol of the strong relationship between the United States and Liberia, and as a confirmation that the U.S. would be a source of support and aid to Liberia.
Taylor was elected president of Liberia in 1997 in an election monitored by the Economic Commission of West African States (ECOWAS) and by Jimmy Carter and former U.S. senator Paul Simon.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/globalconnections/liberia/essays/uspolicy   (2233 words)

 Liberia (09/05)
Liberia was traditionally noted for its hospitality and academic institutions, iron mining and rubber industry booms, and cultural skills and arts and craft works.
Liberia is still trying to recover from the ravages of war; six years after the war, pipe-borne water and electricity were still unavailable, and schools, hospitals, roads, and infrastructure remained derelict.
Liberia is a founding member of the United Nations and its specialized agencies and is a member of the African Union (AU), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Development Bank (ADB), the Mano River Union (MRU), and the Non-Aligned Movement.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/6618.htm   (3303 words)

 Robertson Defends Liberia's President
The "horrible bloodbath" taking place in Liberia, he has repeatedly said, is the fault of the State Department.
I do know he was elected by the people, and he has maintained a relatively stable government in Liberia; and they observe the rule of law; they have a working legislature; they have courts.
Taylor seized power in Liberia by force in 1989 and was elected president in a 1997 vote that some observers charged was fraudulent.
www.genocidewatch.org /LiberiaJuly10Robertson.htm   (850 words)

 WNDU-TV: News Story: President of Liberia makes a surprise decision - July 06, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
President Bush is about to become the first sitting Republican president to take an extended trip to Africa.
Bush is also under increasing international pressure to deal with the civil war in Liberia, as the president of that country makes a surprise announcement today.
This week, President Bush will focus on the positive by visiting four African countries with elected governments and a fifth, Uganda, which is reducing its AIDS infection rate.
www.wndu.com /news/072003/news_20708.php?PRINT_VERSION=1   (300 words)

 Liberia: The African-American Mosaic (Library of Congress Exhibition)
In this 1849 letter, President Joseph Jenkins Roberts of Liberia appeals to the government and people of the United States for aid in purchasing the territory of Gallinas, enabling Liberia to control the West-African coast from Sierra Leone to Cape Palmas.
Liberia's president lived in a handsome stone mansion that resembled a southern plantation house.
Fishtown was a settlement in the Grand Bass[u]a area of Liberia, south of Monrovia, near the St. John's River.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/african/afam003.html   (745 words)

 Profile of The Next President of Liberia
To be able to unify the people of Liberia, the new leader must set an agenda for “one people, one nation.” He must be the leader of the whole country, not the congo people’s president or the country people’s president.
The new president must find means of addressing the many serious grievances that have divided the nation, sweeping no wrongdoing under the rug in the name of forgiveness, especially when the wrongdoer has shown no penitence or remorse.
Suppressing and repressing criticism is the mark of a despot or a dictator, not a president of a democracy.
www.theperspective.org /2005/jan/thenextpresident.html   (1819 words)

 Liberia: 19th Century Colonists
In 1841 Governor Thomas Buchanan, a cousin of the President of the USA, James Buchanan, died and was succeeded by J.J. Roberts.
When he was elected President of Liberia, May 1869, he was one of the wealthiest men in the country.
He was Vice-President of Liberia when President Anthony William Gardiner’s handling of a boundary dispute with the British was disapproved by a number of senators.
www.liberiapastandpresent.org /19thcColonist.htm   (533 words)

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President Roberts assisted the Marylanders, and a joint military campaign by both groups of African American colonists resulted in victory.
With overseas immigration slowing to a trickle, the Americo-Liberians (as the settlers and their descendents were starting to be called) depended on immigrants from nearby regions of Africa to increase the republic's population.
From 1871-72, James Skivring Smith (America's First Look into the Camera) was the interim president of Liberia and was followed by two former presidents: Joseph Jenkins Roberts (1872-76) and James Spriggs Paynes (1876-78).
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 CNN.com - Liberia's Taylor accepts asylum offer - Jul. 7, 2003
President Bush is sending military experts to Liberia to help determine whether troops should be ordered there as peacekeepers.
U.S. President George W. Bush, who has said Taylor's immediate departure is necessary for peace, is scheduled to leave Monday night on a five-nation African tour that includes stops in nearby Senegal and Nigeria.
Bush has spoken publicly about Liberia's plight in recent days, citing "special ties" with the country, which was founded by the American Colonization Society in 1822 as a place to resettle freed slaves.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/africa/07/06/liberia.taylor   (973 words)

 Online NewsHour: Liberia's Civil War -- Charles Taylor Biography
President Bush's call for Charles Taylor to step down as Liberia's president is just the latest development in a personal story that includes accused gun-running, war crimes and leading an army of child soldiers.
Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor was elected president of Liberia in July of 1997, garnering over 75 percent of the vote in an election that international observers deemed fair.
Taylor, one of seven children, was born on January 28, 1948 in Arthington, near Liberia's capital of Monrovia.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/africa/liberia/taylor-bio.html   (1025 words)

 Liberia President Taylor's Life of Crime   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Now, as Liberia's civil war spirals further out of control, Taylor is, once again, at the heart of the trouble.
Liberia's on-again, off-again civil war has made him a very wealthy man. Therein lies the problem, experts say.
One morning, while the director of the Government Agency Service, which controlled much of Liberia's budget, was out of the office, Taylor reportedly marched into the director's office and declared himself head of the agency.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2003/07/0725_030725_liberiataylor.html   (618 words)

Africa's first republic, Liberia was founded in 1822 as a result of the efforts of the American Colonization Society to settle freed American slaves in West Africa.
The society contended that the immigration of fls to Africa was an answer to the problem of slavery as well as to what it felt was the incompatibility of the races.
Liberia - Liberia (New Lat.,=place of freedom), officially Republic of Liberia, republic (1995 est.
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 Published by Liberia Analyst Corporation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Association for the Reconstruction of Liberia (ARL), in collaboration with Modern Technologies, has disclosed that in an effort to elevate the high rate of illiteracy in the country, the Ghanaian refugee based organization has planned to construct four polytechnics in four of the most populated counties in Liberia.
Liberia’s former Interim President, Dr. Amos Claudius Sawyer, has been looking at the unbeneficial role that educated people in Liberia have played in the struggle for greater democracy and the economic advancement of the country.
Liberia’s Health Minister Dr. Peter Coleman, say the government of Liberia is committed to the safety of blood and blood-related substances to save human lives.
www.analystnewspaper.com   (3091 words)

Liberia's indigenous population is composed of 16 different ethnic groups.
465,000), capital of the Republic of Liberia, NW Liberia, a port on...
Liberia: Government - Government Liberia is a multiparty republic.
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 President of Liberia says he'll step down
Liberia's African neighbors and diplomats from other nations have requested as many as 2,000 U.S. troops to help enforce a cease-fire between Taylor's government and rebels seeking to oust him.
Liberia is not on Bush's itinerary, but it's sure to be at the top of the agenda in his discussions with African leaders in Senegal, South Africa, Botswana, Uganda and Nigeria.
Speaking to Liberian clerics in Monrovia, Liberia's capital, Taylor said he would "welcome and will embrace the presence of American troops" in Liberia, according to various news reports from the country.
www.freep.com /news/nw/liber5_20030705.htm   (524 words)

The history of modern Liberia dates from 1816, when the American Colonization Society, a private United States organization, was given a charter by the United States to send freed slaves to the west coast of Africa.
The United States government, under President James Monroe, provided funds and assisted in negotiations with local chiefs for the ceding of land for this purpose.
William R. Tolbert, Jr., 19th President of Liberia, took office in 1971, upon the death of his predecessor, William V. Tubman.
www.uiowa.edu /~africart/toc/countries/Liberia.html   (344 words)

 Liberia - UN Security Council - Global Policy Forum
Liberia faces a 'make-or-break' situation as voters go to the polls for the first presidential and legislative elections since the 14-year civil war ended in 2003.
Liberia complains to the UN arguing that its neighbor, Guinea, is supporting the rebel Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD.) Liberian President Charles Taylor says that the government of Guinea is facilitating the establishment of LURD by permitting the recruitment, training and arming of Liberian refugees living in the territory of its country.
As Liberia remains a source of conflict and instability for the region, the UN should not ease the sanctions regime against President Charles Taylor.
www.globalpolicy.org /security/issues/liberindex.htm   (7671 words)

 The Perspective
One of the underlining factors for the enslavement and manipulation of the young boys and girls in Liberia by the various warlords for the past fifteen years to serve as their killing machines is illiteracy (i.e., “ignorance”).
Liberia has been independent longer than any other African country, yet the country is about to enter a truly exciting stage of democratic interplay --- Liberia is about to hold its first meaningful “free and fair” elections in its national history.
The Standard-bearer of the Liberia Education Development Party (LEAD), Rev. Hanniah Zoe is said to have absconded the country for the United States of America leaving the partisans of the party in disarray.
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Following is the text of a press statement on Liberia delivered today by the President of the Security Council, John Negroponte (United States):
Members of the Security Council expressed concern that former President Charles Taylor is still attempting to influence events in Liberia and noted that any interference from Mr.
Taylor could threaten the carefully constructed peace agreement in Liberia.  They also underscored the importance of a programme to demobilize, disarm, reintegrate and repatriate combatants to peace and security for Liberia and urged all parties to commit to such a programme immediately.
www.un.org /News/Press/docs/2003/sc7890.doc.htm   (202 words)

 Liberia on the Internet
Both pressure and "principled" engagement should be used to obtain a negotiated solution that ends Liberia's conflict and secures fundamental reforms, including restructuring of the armed forces, return of opposition, and guarantees of freedom of expression and political activity." ICG is "an independent, non-profit, multinational organisation, based in Brussels, Belgium.
Essays and lessons for schools (The Story of Liberia, Liberia and the U.S., economic factors and U.S. foreign policy), a historical chronology, From PBS, the public television organization.
Is "the world's largest prize program honoring grassroots environmentalists." "Since the mid -1970s, Alexander Peal, has been a primary champion of [Liberia's] forest conservation and wildlife preservation efforts." He is the President and founder of the Society for the Conservation of Nature of Liberia (SCNL).
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/liberia.html   (4816 words)

 Boston.com / News / World / Africa / Nigerian President Meets Liberia's Exiled Taylor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has held talks with exiled former Liberian leader Charles Taylor amid concern that Taylor might be trying to influence events in his homeland, the Nigerian presidency said Sunday.
The president discussed how to ensure stability in Liberia, where he has been at the forefront of world efforts to secure peace," Oyo said.
Analysts said that suggested that Nigeria was concerned that the former warlord was interfering in Liberia by trying to direct its affairs from exile by telephone.
www.boston.com /news/world/africa/articles/2003/10/12/nigerian_president_meets_liberias_exiled_taylor   (425 words)

 CBC News:U.S. Marines land in Liberia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
MONROVIA, LIBERIA - U.S. President George Bush said a small force of Marines has landed in Liberia to try to open the ports so humanitarian aid can get in but that aid will not increase until the country's president leaves.
Marines are "going in to provide the conditions necessary for humanitarian relief to arrive, whether it be by sea or by air," Bush said from Crawford, Texas, where he is on vacation.
The U.S. president had been under international pressure to send American soldiers, but instead asked the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to handle peacekeeping duties.
www.cbc.ca /stories/2003/08/06/liberia030806   (282 words)

 President of Liberia Thanks Pat
PatRobertson.com -- The Liberia for Jesus Crusade this past weekend was a big success with a large turnout.
In fact, in the closing ceremonies of this 72-hour nonstop event, the President of Liberia specifically thanked Dr. Pat Robertson for his support not just for the Crusade, but for his faith in Liberia as a nation.
The President was there all three days and proclaimed that as a nation they need to fall prostrate before Jesus, humble themselves and ask for forgiveness to receive God's blessing.
www.patrobertson.com /PressReleases/LiberiaCrusade.asp   (178 words)

 Robertson Defends Liberia's President (washingtonpost.com)
Liberian President Charles Taylor was recently defended by TV evangelist Pat Robertson as a fellow Baptist and a "freely elected" leader.
Pat Robertson's commentaries on Liberia in recent broadcasts of The 700 Club
One Step at a Time, With a Shot of Faith, Is Leader's Recipe for Liberia (The Washington Post, Sep 24, 2004)
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A35786-2003Jul9   (967 words)

 President's Remarks on Liberia
THE PRESIDENT: The President of Ghana is the leader of ECOWAS.
THE PRESIDENT: We're in the process of determining what is necessary to maintain the cease-fire and to allow for a peaceful transfer of power.
The President of ECOWAS is with us today, the President of Ghana.
www.state.gov /p/af/rls/rm/22275.htm   (212 words)

 afrol News - Liberia ex-President surrenders arms to UN
The 57-year-old surrendered his arms as part of Liberia's national disarmament programme, and made a rare public statement supporting the ongoing peace process.
Mr Blah, a long-serving Vice President under Mr Taylor July 2000 - August 2003), was Liberia's President for just over two months, until the inauguration of the current national transitional government headed by Charles Gyude Bryant on 14 October 2003 as part of a peace deal brokered among the country's three warring factions.
During his short presidency, Mr Blah even made an official visit to Liberia's ex-foe Sierra Leone, where he was received heartily.
www.afrol.com /articles/13904   (581 words)

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