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Civil War in Liberia

Rebels and ECOMOG soldiers chat on a road in Monrovia during the Liberian Civil War. One NPFL rebel brandishes a white flag while an ECOMOG soldier carries a teddy bear. In 1989, Charles Taylor, leader of the NPFL (National Patriotic Front of Liberia), launched a revolt against the regime of Samuel Doe and continues to fight for control of the country. By the end of 1990, the NPFL controlled 90% of Liberian territory, but not the capital. On June 11, 1991 President Sawyer proposed a peace settlement, to be overseen by a peacekeeping force (ECOMOG) from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), in which all Liberians would be treated equally. Despite the peace accord, violence among the NPLF, ECOMOG, the AFL alliance, and other factions continued to escalate. Fighting continues for another seven years. (Photo by Patrick ROBERT/Sygma via Getty Images)
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