Liberian ex-President Charles Taylor doing business as usual in Nigeria: international war crimes prosecutors, human rights groups and U.S. officials concerned

by Craig Timberg

CALABAR, Nigeria — From all appearances, Charles Taylor’s life in this tourist town in southeastern Nigeria has been an extended holiday. The exiled Liberian president sleeps in a rambling, red-roofed mansion, travels in a pair of Land Rovers with tinted-glass windows and buys food and electronic gadgetry in such abundance that residents complain he has caused inflation.

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