[2011 Oct] Liberia: No-bel for President, No-water for residents by Thomas C. Mountain

Charles Taylor

[2012 Jan] Former Liberian dictator Charles Taylor worked for U.S. intelligence agencies while becoming Africa's most notorious warlord  Allan White, a former U.S. Defence Department investigator who helped prosecute Taylor, told the Boston Globe that the disclosure was something he had long suspected.  He said: ‘I think the intelligence community’s past relationship with Taylor made some in the U.S. government squeamish about a trial, despite knowing what a bad actor he was’.