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  Yormie Johnson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1990, Johnson was allied with Charles Taylor as part of the Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia (INPFL), which began operations in Liberia in December, 1989.
Although recently Johnson has denied killing Doe, there is no question that Doe was brutally executed in Johnson's custody on September 9, 1990, as the spectacle was videotaped and seen on news reports around the world.
Johnson is a former warlord and tribal leader, and refers to himself as "Prince." Although certain ethnic groups of Liberia have in the past had traditional lineages of royalty based in part on warrior status, Johnson is not a member of such a group and the "prince" title is his own creation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prince_Johnson   (359 words)

 Yormie Johnson -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
"Prince" Yormie Johnson is a (A republic in West Africa; established in 1822 by Americans as a way to free negro slaves) Liberian political figure.
Johnson was born in (additional info and facts about Nimba County) Nimba County, in the east-central interior of the country.
Johnson is a former warlord and tribal leader, and refers to himself as "Prince." Liberia has never had any sort of (An autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority) monarchy or (Royal persons collectively) royal family, so the title is entirely Johnson's own creation.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/Y/Yo/Yormie_Johnson.htm   (215 words)

 Yormie Johnson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Johnson was born in Nimba County, in the east-central interior of the country.
During the Liberian civil war of the early 1990s, Johnson's forces captured the capital, Monrovia, in 1990, and brutally executed Liberian President Samuel Doe on September 9 of that year.
Johnson is a former warlord and tribal leader, and refers to himself as "Prince." Liberia has never had any sort of monarchy or royal family, so the title is entirely Johnson's own creation.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/Y/Yormie-Johnson.htm   (251 words)

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Johnson, who now claims to be a born again Christian, told IRIN that this would simply unleash more violence in the country, which is slowly recovering from a 14-year civil war.
Johnson, who returned to Monrovia at the weekend, said he had come home to launch a new political career for himself as elected senator for Nimba county, the area of north central Liberia where he was born.
Johnson’s troops developed an early reputation for discipline, perhaps because Johnson himself was known to personally execute looters in his ranks with his pearl-handled revolver.
irinnews.org /report.asp?ReportID=40357&SelectRegion=West_Africa&...   (1047 words)

 Amos Sawyer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the period after the abduction (and eventual murder) of president Samuel Doe, from 9 September 1990 until 22 November 1990, principal mutineer "Prince" Yormie Johnson, and coconspirator Charles Taylor both made claims on the presidency.
In late August in an emergency conference in Guinea, Sawyer was voted interem president and Bishop Roland Diggs was voted vice-president by a delegation of 35 Liberians representing seven political parties and eleven interest groups gathered for that purpose.
In 1994, he was forced to step down as a part of the peace process, and the role of official leader of Liberia was held, not by the president, but by the Chairmen of the Council of State.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amos_Sawyer   (280 words)

 LiberianForum.Com ~ Liberian Information Online
Prince Yormie Johnson, Alhaji G.V. Kromah, Thomas Yaya Nimely, Demante Konneh, Aldophus Dolo, Benjamin Yenten, and many others must equally be brought to justice to finally close the chapter in the 14 years senseless war in Liberia.
Immediately Johnson recognized his presence and screamed at him to go away but like any child his age, he was gone out of the crowd for a few minutes and was back.
Johnson, with his left hand holding his guitar pulled out his silver pistol and shot the boy in the head.
www.liberianforum.com /articles/browne005.htm   (1023 words)

Yormie Johnson, to return to his home country, Liberia, "to join in the rebuilding" of the war-torn nation.
Johnson who visited THISDAY Corporate Headquarters in Lagos yesterday said that now that hostilities in his country would soon be over, he would be returning to Monrovia to restart his life.
Johnson, who is now an ordained minister of Pastor Temitope Joshua-led Synago-gue of All Nations, Lagos, also revealed that the orphanage home would be a semblance of the one he ran during the arms struggle in the country.
www.thisdayonline.com /archive/2003/08/17/20030817news02.html   (1146 words)

Yormie Johnson was a fanatical follower of murdered Thomas Quiwonkpa.
Prince Yormie Johnson later broke away from Charles Taylor to lead what he called Independent Patriotic Front of Liberia (NIPFL).
In l99O, Yormie Johnson had his pound of flesh when he and his INPFL arrested Samuel Doe in Monrovia when the latter was on a visit to the ECOMOG Commander.
www.thisdayonline.com /archive/2003/09/09/20030909com01.html   (1659 words)

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Tucked away near the Cameroon border in a port city once known for the export of slaves, the former President will be far away from some of his bitterest enemies who also took refuge in Nigeria in the 1990s.
Prince Yormie Johnson, the Liberian warlord who drank beer while his men hacked up the former dictator, Samuel Doe, is now living in a spacious house in one of the wealthiest suburbs of Lagos, in south-western Nigeria.
Taylor's former rivals, Roosevelt Johnson, took refuge in the central city of Jos after a violent rupture with Mr.
www.hinduonnet.com /thehindu/thscrip/print.pl?file=2003081300741500.htm&date=2003/08/13/&prd=th&   (385 words)

 Liberia - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Liberia
In July 1990 rebel forces under Charles Taylor and a breakaway faction led by Prince Johnson laid siege to Doe in the presidential palace.
Doe refused an offer of assistance by the USA to leave the country, and in September was captured and killed by rebel forces.
A peace plan was brokered by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in August 1996 and an interim Council of State, headed by former Liberian senator Ruth Perry, was installed.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Liberia   (1209 words)

 Open Letters for Peace > Resources > Liberia > Background   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Yormie Johnson’s forces captured and executed Samuel Doe in 1990.
ECOWAS, Johnson and government forces then fought a wearing conflict together against Taylor and the NPFL, with control of Monrovia as the central ambition.
A series of peace agreements signed between 1991 and 1995, in the midst of widespread and destructive fighting, slowly established an interim government and outlined a process for democratic elections, which were held in 1997.
www.olfp.org /Libbackground.htm   (1265 words)

 Sunday Times - South Africa's best selling newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Johnson is 44 now and, apart from fleshing out a bit, doesn't appear to have aged much since the violent coup that installed Taylor - also a former warlord indicted by the UN for war crimes, and a president whose rule has once again subjected the country to an orgy of bloodletting and violence.
To Johnson, this is a case of Liberian history repeating itself - with potentially dire consequences.
Johnson has a rather bizarre theory that Doe and Taylor's names offer clues as to why the men have turned out the way they have.
www.suntimes.co.za /2003/07/06/insight/in01.asp   (1779 words)

 AfricaFiles | Liberia: I'm sorry I murdered the president
Suddenly, Johnson pounds the table: "That man won't talk, bring me his ear!" The camera jerks around to focus on a screaming Doe, who is held down as a rebel carves off his left ear.
Johnson was one of Taylor's most trusted commanders in the days when they operated under the banner of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia.
It was at this church, two years ago, that Johnson staged a dramatic reconciliation with Doe's widow, Nancy B Doe and her son, Samuel K Doe jnr.
www.africafiles.org /article.asp?ID=2155   (1732 words)

 TchadForum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Johnson is 44 now and, apart from fleshing out a bit, doesn't appear to have aged
Now Johnson is full of praise for Doe, in the past his sworn enemy.
Johnson, who once ran with the "chief of devils", is now an ordained preacher.
www.tchadforum.com /pages/news_item.php?nid=135   (1594 words)

 Liberia - Prince Yormie Johnson and the Independant Patriotic Front (IPF)
Johnson originally was allied to Taylor when he first attacked Doe in 1989.
Johnson and Taylor both claimed the presidency and set off another round of bloodshed.
The fighting lasted seven weeks between the rival factions and as it raged Johnson was flown by U.S. Marines to Accra, Ghana to attend peace talks.
www.comebackalive.com /df/dplaces/liberia/player8.htm   (226 words)

 Background to Liberia's War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
On June 4, an NPF squad was ambushed and Taylor's strategist, the American mercenary Elmer Johnson was killed.
Shortly afterwards, Prince Yormie Johnson left the NPF with a group of followers to form the Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia (INPFL).
Both Johnson's INPFL and General Hezekiah Bowen's Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) have chosen to support Sawyer.
www.phoenixcommand.com /fallapart1.htm   (765 words)

 Liberia - First Civil War - 1989-1996
Johnson assumed the presidency temporarily during September 1989, after which it passed through several hands, settling for a time in those of Amos Sawyer, who managed to pacify some parts of the country.
Prince Johnson, who had been a member of Taylor's National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) but broke away because of policy differences, formed the Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia (INPFL).
Johnson's forces captured and killed Doe on September 9, 1990.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/war/liberia-1989.htm   (2511 words)

 Liberia, Country Information
Johnson and another former warlord, Alhaji Kromah, are to be tried in absentia.
The Government dropped charges against five of the civilian suspects in return for their testimony as state witnesses; the trial of the remaining fourteen civilian defendants was completed in April 1999.
A breakaway faction of the NPFL, led by Prince Yormie Johnson, a former senior NPFL lieutenant.
www.ecoi.net /pub/panja1_lib0016.htm   (2470 words)

 Liberia ex-warlord heads home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Johnson, whose forces captured and tortured to death former Liberian president Samuel Doe in 1990, said that he plans to contest next year's planned senatorial poll under the banner of The Liberian Action Party.
At the height of the Liberian civil war, Johnson, then an ally of Charles Taylor in the rebel National Patriotic Front of Liberia, broke away to form the Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia.
Johnson played down talk that he might now try to snatch the top job himself, saying that under a UN and Ecowas-brokered peace deal, former warlords have been banned from contesting for the presidency in the next election.
www.news24.com /News24/Africa/News/0,,2-11-1447_1503548,00.html   (463 words)

 Liberia Country Guide - History and Government - World Travel Guide Provided By Columbus Travel Publishing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
As the fighting escalated into civil war, three distinct factions became engaged in a national power-struggle: forces loyal to Doe, and two mutually opposed rebel groups led by Charles Taylor and Prince Yormie Johnson.
Taylor, a former Doe aide, and Johnson had started their campaign under the same banner, the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL).
Johnson assumed the presidency temporarily during September, after which it passed through several hands, settling for a time in those of Amos Sawyer, who managed to pacify some parts of the country.
www.worldtravelguide.net /data/lbr/lbr580.asp   (1199 words)

 Guestbook for liberiapastandpresent.org
John Yormie was an associate of Prince Yeadu Johnson and according to verifiable accounts, he was the one that finally killed Samuel Doe and not Prince Yeadu Johnson.
But to defend Prince Johnson I would like to say in no way whatsover do i condone some of his killings, but he was one of the Many Warlords that protected civilians rights and property in his controlled terrority during the heat of battles aroung the capital.
Prince Johnson began to be recacitrant after i believe the Interim government try to alienate him(i stand corrected)and it was at this point he requested his nominees to the government to pull out and which many rightly refused.
liberiapastandpresent.org /guestbook.html   (1360 words)

 COCORIOKO - Hot News 4   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Prince Johnson, ofcourse, started the Liberia war with rebel leader, Charles Taylor in 1989 but broke off to form his own rebel group which set up base at Caldwell later when Monrovia fell to the rebel forces in 1990.
Johnson was a brutal and merciless rebel leader who executed civilians at random, especially in Caldwell and around the Freeport of Monrovia.
Prince Johnson, a much-feared warlord, has effectively returned to Liberia from Nigeria, where he had been seeking exile, and established a stranglehold over Liberian events once more.
www.cocorioko.com /hot_news_41   (2977 words)

 Encyclopedia: Charles Taylor
Doe was soon overthrown, and tortured to death the following year by Prince Johnson, at that time an ally of Taylor's.
Doe's fall led to the political fragmentation of the country into violent factionalism.
In mid-1990, Prince Johnson's supporters split from Taylor's group and captured Monrovia for themselves, depriving Taylor of outright victory.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Charles-Taylor   (2651 words)

 Reports and Stories from the Liberia -
By the time he was killed by Prince Yormie Johnson's troops an September 9, this year, the list had become inexhaustible, killing friends and foes in what political pundits describe as bis drive to perpetuate himself in the palatial executive mansion preserved for Liberian Presidents.
A prominent woman, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a notable woman was accused of being one of the financiers of the plot.
Prince Johnson has now emerged as the third factor in the struggle for power in Liberia, especially since it was his group that kidnapped and murdered Samuel Doe last month.
www.bong-town.com /Bong_Town/Links/Reports/Doe_Butchered.html   (9791 words)

 The Sun News On-line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
On their way, they were arrested in one of the many road blocks manned by soldiers in the areas of the city which had fallen into the hands of Yormie Johnson.
They were taken to Johnson who confirmed their accreditation cards and instructed that they should not be harmed but given maximum protection.
The journalists requested for escorts to lead them to the Nigeria embassy but Johnson told them that it was not safe to go to the embassy because of the battle between his forces and Charles Taylor’s.
www.sunnewsonline.com /webpages/news/abujareports/2004/may/10/abujaroport-may10-004.htm   (1970 words)

 Israellycool :: Blog Archives: Blogger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
At the time, Johnson said he broke with Taylor because it was clear that he wanted power for himself and not just to get rid of Doe.
Johnson won the prize of Doe after kidnapping him from peacekeepers.
Now, Johnson is an evangelical Christian preacher who has made up with Doe's wife and son.
israellycool.com /blog/.../_archives/2003/8/11/130270.html   (390 words)

 Liberian Civil War
In early 1990, the NPFL was dismembered when Prince Yormie Johnson formed his own rebel force, which he called the Independent national Patriotic Front (INPFL.) In August, 1990, 5,000 soldiers from Nigeria, Ghana and other west African nations, under the command of Lieutenant General Arnold Quainoo of Ghana, landed at the Freeport of Monrovia.
Roosevelt Johnson was one of the most ruthless rebel leaders of the war.
Roosevelt Johnson already had intelligence on his imminent arrest, and therefore had his fighters armed with assault rifles, mortars and rocket-propelled grenade.
pages.prodigy.net /jkess3/Civilwar.html   (5608 words)

 Liberia Archives
Johnson resisted his Khran ethnic kinsmen of the Liberia Peace Council and the Armed Forces of Liberia joining forces with him to beat off rival factions.
Hundreds of civilians, who had sought protection in the Barclay barracks, where Johnson was hiding, fled in panic of the renewed assault.
Doe was killed in September 1990 by Taylor’s rival Prince Yormie Johnson, now exiled in Nigeria.
www.williambowles.info /africa/lib_archive/ecomog2_180496.html   (696 words)

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