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Liberia's post-war development : key issues and U.S. assistance, Nicolas Cook

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Liberia's post-war development : key issues and U.S. assistance
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Liberia's post-war development
Title remainder
key issues and U.S. assistance
Statement of responsibility
Nicolas Cook
Title variation
Key issues and United States assistance
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Language
eng
Summary
This report covers developments in Liberia, a small, poor West African country. Liberia held elections in October 2005, with a presidential runoff in November, a key step in a peace-building process following its second civil war in a decade. That war began in 1999, escalated in 2000, and ended in 2003. It pitted the forces of Charles Taylor, elected president in 1997 after Liberia's first civil war (1989-1997), against two armed anti-Taylor rebel groups. The war also destabilized neighboring states, which accepted Liberian refugees and, in some cases, hosted anti-Taylor forces and became targets of the Taylor regime. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, an economist, won the presidential runoff vote, with 59.4% of votes cast and took office in January 2006, becoming the first elected female president of an African country. Her runoff rival, George Weah, a former star soccer player, conceded Sirleaf's win after initially contesting it. Most observers viewed the vote as orderly, free and fair. It fulfilled a key goal of an August 2003 peace accord that had ended the second civil war and led to an ongoing, U.S.-aided post-war transition process, which is bolstered by the multifaceted peacekeeping and development-focused U.N. Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). The next election is scheduled for 2011, and President Sirleaf has announced that she will seek reelection. Liberia's security situation is stable but subject to periodic volatility. Progress in governance under the interim government that preceded that of President Sirleaf was mixed; widespread corruption within it was widely reported. Liberia's economy and state structures remain devastated by war but, along with humanitarian conditions, are improving. Liberia has received extensive U.S. post-war reconstruction and security sector reform assistance. In March 2006, former President Taylor was arrested in Nigeria and transferred to the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) to face war crimes charges. He was later transferred to The Hague, the Netherlands, where he is on trial by the SCSL. In addition to providing substantial support for Liberia's post-war peace and reconstruction processes, Congress has maintained a continuing interest in the status of Charles Taylor and in ensuring funding for the SCSL. Other legislation proposed in the 109th and 110th Congresses centered on immigration, debt, and tax haven issues, and the commendation of Liberia for successfully holding elections. Liberia-specific legislation introduced or acted upon in the 111th Congress has included: H.R. 1105 (Obey); H.R. 3288 (Olver); S. 656 (Reed); H.R. 2258 (Kennedy); H.R. 2410 (Berman); H.R. 2475 (Ros-Lehtinen); S. 1434 (Leahy); and H.R. 2346 (Obey)
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AWC
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Cook, Nicolas
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federal national government publication
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maps
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Library of Congress
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CRS report for Congress
Series volume
RL33185
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  • Elections
  • Postwar reconstruction
  • Security sector
  • Liberia
  • Liberia
  • United States
  • Liberia
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Elections
  • Politics and government
  • Postwar reconstruction
  • Security sector
  • Social conditions
  • Liberia
  • United States
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Liberia's post-war development : key issues and U.S. assistance, Nicolas Cook
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Publication
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  • Title from PDF title page (viewed on April 23, 2012)
  • "May 19, 2010."
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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mixed
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Recent and on-going developments -- U.S. ties -- Background -- Transition process -- 2005 post-war elections -- Sirleaf government -- Security issues -- Humanitarian conditions -- Governance : background -- Key governance issues -- Legislative branch -- War crimes, human rights cases, and transitional justice -- U.S. relations
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unknown
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1 online resource (75 pages)
Form of item
online
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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Hein Online
Other physical details
color map (digital, PDF file).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)787867648
  • (OCoLC)ocn787867648
Label
Liberia's post-war development : key issues and U.S. assistance, Nicolas Cook
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed on April 23, 2012)
  • "May 19, 2010."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Recent and on-going developments -- U.S. ties -- Background -- Transition process -- 2005 post-war elections -- Sirleaf government -- Security issues -- Humanitarian conditions -- Governance : background -- Key governance issues -- Legislative branch -- War crimes, human rights cases, and transitional justice -- U.S. relations
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (75 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Other physical details
color map (digital, PDF file).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)787867648
  • (OCoLC)ocn787867648

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