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Linda Darkwa

Fellowship to write the paper. Introduction The end of Liberia’s 14-year-old armed conflict, characterised by brutal atrocities including extensive sexual violence, ushered in a period of hope and optimism. The signing of the Accra Peace Accord, the exit of Charles Taylor in 2003, and the election of

George Klay Kieh

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/156921011X586979 African and Asian Studies 10 (2011) 83-99 A F R I C A N A N D A S I A N S T U D I E S Warlords, Politicians and the Post-First Civil War Election in Liberia George Klay Kieh, Jr. Professor of Political Science

Pak Nung Wong

Republic of Congo ( DRC ) , Liberia and Sierra Leone Pak Nung Wong * Department of Applied Social Studies City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR, China Email: Abstract By attributing recent violent conflicts in Africa to decades of underdevelopment which can be traced back to the

Travel Sketches from Liberia

Johann Büttikofer's 19th Century Rainforest Explorations in West Africa


Edited by Henk Dop and Phillip Robinson

In the 1880s a Swiss-born biologist, Johann Büttikofer, while working for the Royal Museum of Natural History in Leiden, The Netherlands, carried out two extended expeditions to Liberia, West Africa. In 1890 he published the results of his work in German in two-volumes, entitled Reisebilder aus Liberia (Travel Sketches from Liberia).
Büttikofer worked extensively in the forested regions of coastal Liberia and made the acquaintance of many prominent Liberians and other personalities of that era. His zoological work there is actually exceeded by his detailed descriptions of the state of Liberia some 50 years following its colonization by freed American slaves and their descendents. It constitutes the first comprehensive monograph on the Republic of Liberia.

Christopher R. Cook

analysis of the Liberian Civil War I argue that elite media and foreign policy decision makers share a classical set of assumptions about conflicts in the developing world that I call Westphalian. This paradigm privileges the Eurocentric nation state and its notions of power, ideology, and violence while

Can You Pay for Peace?

The Role of Financing Frameworks in Effective Peace Operations

Lila Wade

these various approaches to peace operations, this paper proceeds by dissecting the relationship between funding modalities and peacebuilding outcomes, referencing the 2003 Accra Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Liberia. First, this paper describes Liberia’s accountability-ownership trade-off to

Gifford, P.

Liberia, Staat im Südwesten Westafrikas mit ca.111 370 km 2 Fläche und 3,2 Mio. Einwohnern (2001), die zu 95% afrikanischen indigenen Stämmen angehören; 3% sind Amerikoliberianer, 2% Nachkommen karibischer Sklaven.

Hoeben, Harry C.

The Republic of Liberia was founded as a colony in 1822 (Colonialism) in order to serve as a settlement for former American slaves (Slavery). American and British warships brought increasing numbers of freed slaves to it, ignoring the rights of 16 native peoples (including the Kpelle, Gio, Mano

Republic of Liberia Capital: Monrovia (Population estimate, 2012: 1,500,000) Head of State:George Weah (President) Vice President: Jewel Taylor National Flag: Eleven stripes, alternate red and white, six red and five white displayed horizontally. In the upper left corner, near the staff is a blue

Gifford, Paul

[German Version] Liberia is a country in the southwest of West Africa; it has an area of some 111,370 km2 and 3,750,000 inhabitants (2007), 95% of whom belong to indigenous African ethnic groups; 3% are Americo-Liberians, and 2% descendants of Caribbean slaves. The coastal strip was discovered by