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US slams Liberia ex-warlord’s elevation to top defence job

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Monrovia (AFP) – The United States has condemned in a strongly worded statement the nomination of notorious former Liberian warlord Prince Johnson to a top defence post and said it would not have any “relationship” with him in his new job. Johnson, a brutal figure in Liberia’s first civil war from 1989-1997, was elected head of the Liberian Senate Committee on Defense and Intelligence on Tuesday. A failed presidential candidate and a senator, the 68-year-old sent shockwaves around the world after a video showed him calmly sipping beer while looking on as his men tortured former president Samue…

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