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Thursday, 4 March 2010

Corruption, Carnage, and Cannibalism in Liberia

The history of Liberia is unique among African nations because of its relationship with the United States. It is one of the few countries in Africa, and the only country in West Africa, without roots in the European Scramble for Africa. It was founded and colonized by freed American slaves with the help of a private organization called the American Colonization Society in 1821-22, on the premise American slaves would have greater freedom and equality there.

Slaves freed from slave ships also were sent there instead of being repatriated to their countries of origin. These colonists formed an elite group in Liberian society, and, in 1847, they founded the Republic of Liberia, establishing a government modeled on that of the United States, naming Monrovia, their capital city, after James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States and a prominent supporter of the colonization. Wiki

VBS reporter goes into the Liberian capital Monrovia (no stab vest). He speaks to ex generals from the civil war such as "Butt Naked". They tell him about child soldiers, rape, cannabalism, and ripping the heart out of a child (while alive) to share and eat with his men. They do this for strenght and luck, in war!


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