A Study in Internal Conflicts: The Liberian Crisis and the West African Peace Initiative
Numerous internal insurgencies in Africa have caused massive population displacements, poverty and human suffering. The focus of this book is the Liberian crisis of 1989-1997 and the West African peace initiative. Part One traces the history of the Liberian nation. Part Two consists of six case studies, divided into two sections: unilateral interventions by powerful nations in internal insurgency in poor nations, and multilateral intervention by other nations under the umbrella of the United Nations (or regional groups like CSCE/NATO) in internal conflict situations. The history and evolution of the modern concept of peacekeeping operations is also traced. Part Three critically appraises the West African peace initiative in Liberia, drawing on the previous case studies.
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Liberian First Republic 1847 1980
The Samuel Does Military Regime
Advent Of ECOMOG
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Abuja Afghanistan agreement Alhaji G.V. Kromah ambushes American April armed army attack battle became Bosnian Serbs British Buchanan cease-fire Charles Taylor Charles Taylor's NPFL civilian population combat communist conflict Congo continued coup Croatia Croats December defence disarmament Doe's ECOMOG company ECOMOG positions ECOMOG troops ECOWAS Executive Mansion fighting fire forces Gbarnga George Boley guerrillas Harbel Herzegovina High Command Ibid indigenous INPFL insurgency international community intervention Johnson Kakata Katanga Katangese Krahn labour leaders Liberia Liberian crisis looting LPC fighters mercenaries military mission Mogadishu Monrovia Muslim Newsweek Magazine Nigeria North NPFL fighters operation Organisation parties peace process peace-keeping political President Prince Johnson refugees reported Republic Roosevelt Johnson Samuel Doe Security Council seized Serbia situation soldiers Somalia South Vietnam Soviet Union territory Tolbert town Tubman Tubmanburg ULIMO ULIMO-J ULIMO-J fighters United Nations vehicles Vietnamese warring factions West African withdrawal Yugoslavia