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

"...for consideration of the Sierra Leone crisis. That meeting was characterised by frankness in our exchanges of views. I seized the opportunity to offer my fellow colleagues and the Honourable Jesse Jackson my sincere assurances that I would do all I can in furtherance of our decision. I wish to extend those assurances to you, Mr President.

My analysis and deep instinct, as regard the continuing crisis of Sierra Leone, lead me in the direction of viewing this national problem as a struggle for our consolidation of power - its use, its emphasis, who exercises it and how that power is used - by those associated with President Kabbah."

What do you mean by that, Mr Taylor?

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