War Without End and An End to A War: The Prolonged Wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone

@article{Gershoni1997WarWE,
  title={War Without End and An End to A War: The Prolonged Wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone},
  author={Yekutiel Gershoni},
  journal={African Studies Review},
  year={1997},
  volume={40},
  pages={55 - 76}
}
An attack on Liberian government forces in Nimba County, Liberia, on Christmas Eve, 1989, ignited a full-scale civil war. It was carried out by the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) and consisted of Libyan-trained dissidents, headed by Charles Taylor, a former employee of President Samuel Doe's government. After six months of fighting, the NPFL controlled 90 percent of Liberia and was ready to launch a final assault on the capital, Monrovia. Eight months from the start of the war, the… 

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