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|President Bush has authorized payment of $2 million.
President Bush has authorized payment of $2 million in reward money for the capture of exiled former Liberian President Charles Taylor. The reward money was included in an $87 billion legislation to fund military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
President Bush signed the legislation Thursday.
The reward money on Liberia will be used for the capture of, what the legislation termed as, "an indictee of the Special Court for Sierra Leone." The indictee is not named in the legislation. But government and Congressional sources told VOA that the indictee is Charles Taylor.
The former Liberian leader was charged by the U.N. backed court in June for his alleged support of rebels in Sierra Leone.
Officials of the Pentagon and the State Department were immediately available to comment on the bounty offers.
Mr. Taylor was forced into exile in Nigeria in August under heavy U.S. pressure. His departure paved the way for deployment of peacekeeping forces, including a U.S. military contingent that provided support to African troops sent in to restore calm in Liberia.
U.N. and U.S. officials have accused Mr. Taylor of continuously interfering in Liberian politics.
|Forums And Editorial
July 27, 2003
The Mandingo Association of Atlanta chooses Mr. Bangaly Donzo as defacto
August 7, 2003
The official site of the MAA was up and running. A Message from the webmaster
Mr. Baba Kourouma of
Alliance Computer Consultants.<.
|June 9, 2003
The was effectively incorporated in the state of Georgia as Mandingo
Association of Atlanta, Inc with the statute of A Domestic Nonprofit