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THE WORLD | IN BRIEF / LIBERIA

Taylor Said to Be Trying to Rule in Exile

September 13, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Jacques Klein, the United Nations' special envoy to Liberia, warned that ousted President Charles Taylor was still trying to run the country from exile.

Klein said Taylor was believed to have taken about $1 billion in government money with him, leaving Liberia's treasury empty as it tries to start rebuilding after 14 years of civil war.

Taylor was believed to be taking kickbacks and meeting with Liberian officials and businessmen in Nigeria, Klein said.

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