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

"Liberian President Charles Taylor has declared a state of emergency as armed rebels appeared to be gaining ground on the capital Monrovia. The President made the announcement hours after rebels attacked Klay, just 35 kilometres (22 miles) north of the city, although he made no reference to the fighting."

Pausing there, Mr Taylor. Why did you announce a state of emergency?

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