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August 14, 1990 | From Associated Press
Rebel leader Prince Johnson met with reporters this afternoon and laughed off claims by rival rebels that he had been killed in an ambush. Charles Taylor, Johnson's rival in the yearlong battle to oust President Samuel K. Doe, claimed this morning his fighters had killed Johnson when he was surprised at a rubber plantation outside the capital, Monrovia. A man identifying himself as Johnson earlier had called the British Broadcasting Corp.
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October 18, 2011 | By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times
They make an odd team: the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and the former warlord who once sipped a beer while watching his men cut the ears off a president and then kill him. But politics makes strange partners — especially in Liberia, where many public figures have a history. Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, who won the peace prize this month, is pragmatic about her bid for a second six-year term. She told the BBC she was willing to work with "all Liberians" (after it became obvious she had failed to win a majority in the first round of the presidential election last week, forcing her into a runoff)
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August 15, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Rivals said Tuesday that they had killed Prince Johnson, who leads one of two rebel factions fighting the government, but Johnson met with journalists hours later and laughed at the claims. Charles Taylor, Johnson's rival in the yearlong battle to oust President Samuel K. Doe, claimed Tuesday morning that his fighters had killed Johnson in an ambush. Before Johnson turned up, a man identifying himself as the rebel leader called the British Broadcasting Corp.
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October 12, 2011 | By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times
Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf faced a tough challenge to retain power as voters went to the polls Tuesday, with many observers predicting she would be forced into a runoff election against her strongest opponent. Johnson-Sirleaf, who last week was one of three women awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, probably will remain pitted against candidate Winston Tubman, a former United Nations official, after Tuesday's votes are counted, analysts said. Results are expected this month, with a runoff to follow if necessary.
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September 10, 1990 | RICHARD E. MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A rebel group Sunday captured President Samuel K. Doe of Liberia, a State Department official said, adding that U.S. observers believe Doe was wounded during a fierce gun battle in Monrovia. "Our embassy has confirmed that he was captured," said the official, who asked not to be identified. Reports reaching Washington said that Doe was taken into custody by rebel Prince Yormie Johnson, who declared himself in charge of Liberia. The reports said Doe was wounded in both legs.
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October 1, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Liberia's nine-month trauma of conflict worsened when breakaway rebel leader Prince Johnson declared total war on main rebel leader Charles Taylor. Johnson also said he would attack remnants of the late President Samuel K. Doe's army in the presidential mansion. A six-day cease-fire in the civil war collapsed last week.
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August 3, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Rebels turned their backs on President Samuel K. Doe's troops and prepared to fight each other, a source close to guerrilla leader Prince Johnson said. Diplomats said the rivalry between Johnson and his foe, Charles Taylor, could prolong this West African nation's 7-month-old civil war for weeks. Johnson's fighters withdrew from key positions they have occupied in central Monrovia, leaving the capital open to renewed occupation by Doe's soldiers.
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September 12, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Surviving soldiers of slain Liberian President Samuel K. Doe bombarded rebels with cannons from the roof of the executive mansion in Monrovia. Two days after the coup led by Prince Johnson, one of two rival rebel leaders, shells exploded and gunfire crackled as rebel fighters scoured the city to flush out the holdouts, estimated to number about 230.
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September 24, 1990 | Associated Press
Two rival Liberian rebel commanders will meet Friday for U.S.-brokered peace talks aimed at ending that country's nine-month civil war, officials from the West African Economic Community said Sunday. Rebel leader Charles Taylor and his former ally Prince Johnson will meet in Freetown, Sierra Leone, for talks that U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Herman Cohen arranged with the two men last week, according to the officials. A cease-fire has been in place since Saturday.
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October 25, 1992 | CINDY SHINER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
In a capital wrecked by rebels who sometimes wore Donald Duck masks and high heels, it seems fitting that Monrovia's rehabilitation has fallen to a sociologist in blue jeans. As mayor, 36-year-old Daniel Johnson inherited a city without water, electricity, sanitation or morale when the interim national government appointed him to the job last year. He and his staff of 1,000 keep the city running despite a nearly bankrupt federal government and a constant influx of refugees.
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October 25, 1992 | CINDY SHINER, ASSOCIATED PRESS
In a capital wrecked by rebels who sometimes wore Donald Duck masks and high heels, it seems fitting that Monrovia's rehabilitation has fallen to a sociologist in blue jeans. As mayor, 36-year-old Daniel Johnson inherited a city without water, electricity, sanitation or morale when the interim national government appointed him to the job last year. He and his staff of 1,000 keep the city running despite a nearly bankrupt federal government and a constant influx of refugees.
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November 29, 1990 | From Associated Press
Liberian rebels signed a cease-fire agreement Wednesday, but a West African summit ended without a clear-cut political settlement to the country's 11-month civil war. Rebel leader Charles Taylor embraced some of his bitterest enemies after accepting an immediate cease-fire. The ceremony was hailed as a breakthrough by leaders at the summit of the Economic Community of West African States.
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October 6, 1990 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not very long ago, it was an article of faith among Liberians anxious to see an end to their country's civil war that peace would return when President Samuel K. Doe left. Doe was captured by rebels and slain a month ago, and things have only become worse. Today, three armies, including a "peacekeeping" force deployed by five members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), are engaged in full-scale war in and around the capital, Monrovia.
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October 1, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Liberia's nine-month trauma of conflict worsened when breakaway rebel leader Prince Johnson declared total war on main rebel leader Charles Taylor. Johnson also said he would attack remnants of the late President Samuel K. Doe's army in the presidential mansion. A six-day cease-fire in the civil war collapsed last week.
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September 24, 1990 | Associated Press
Two rival Liberian rebel commanders will meet Friday for U.S.-brokered peace talks aimed at ending that country's nine-month civil war, officials from the West African Economic Community said Sunday. Rebel leader Charles Taylor and his former ally Prince Johnson will meet in Freetown, Sierra Leone, for talks that U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Herman Cohen arranged with the two men last week, according to the officials. A cease-fire has been in place since Saturday.
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September 12, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Surviving soldiers of slain Liberian President Samuel K. Doe bombarded rebels with cannons from the roof of the executive mansion in Monrovia. Two days after the coup led by Prince Johnson, one of two rival rebel leaders, shells exploded and gunfire crackled as rebel fighters scoured the city to flush out the holdouts, estimated to number about 230.
NEWS
November 29, 1990 | From Associated Press
Liberian rebels signed a cease-fire agreement Wednesday, but a West African summit ended without a clear-cut political settlement to the country's 11-month civil war. Rebel leader Charles Taylor embraced some of his bitterest enemies after accepting an immediate cease-fire. The ceremony was hailed as a breakthrough by leaders at the summit of the Economic Community of West African States.
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August 21, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Liberian rebels who control half of the capital have agreed to a cease-fire with the government forces of President Samuel K. Doe, diplomats said Monday. Doe's closest adviser, Sellie Thompson, was believed to have arranged the truce with rebel leader Prince Johnson without waiting for the president's approval, diplomats in Monrovia said. The cease-fire began Saturday, hours after government soldiers killed an American Baptist missionary in the capital.
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September 10, 1990 | RICHARD E. MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A rebel group Sunday captured President Samuel K. Doe of Liberia, a State Department official said, adding that U.S. observers believe Doe was wounded during a fierce gun battle in Monrovia. "Our embassy has confirmed that he was captured," said the official, who asked not to be identified. Reports reaching Washington said that Doe was taken into custody by rebel Prince Yormie Johnson, who declared himself in charge of Liberia. The reports said Doe was wounded in both legs.
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September 1, 1990 | From Associated Press
Liberian rebels have killed 200 foreign civilians from the five nations that make up a West African task force in Liberia, the Ghana News Agency said Friday. The killings were in retaliation for the force's presence there, the agency said. A Ghana News Agency correspondent with the West African force said that rebels loyal to Charles Taylor began attacking the civilians shortly after the peace force arrived in Monrovia last Saturday to try to end the eight-month-old civil war.
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