The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia. More…

I have explained to the Court the still intrinsic problem in Liberia of this divide between the so called Americo-Liberian and the aborigines. That is still a problem and until that problem is even resolved in Liberia today Liberia will not progress. I come in as the first possible leader of the country that stands squarely in the centre of this divide. I am half Americo-Liberian and half aborigine and so I see myself being in a unique position to begin to spell out I mean right away that, "Look, we cannot continue this. We are not going to accept it. We want to make sure that Liberia is going to be for Liberians and that anyone trying to bring about this sectional or racial divide would just be denied by the rest of us."

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