Dispute over Taylor extradition


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Will there ever be peace?

Nigeria and Liberia are in disagreement over the extradition of exiled warlord and ex-president Charles Taylor.
Liberia's new leader says she wants her predecessor sent directly to the UN-backed war crimes court in Sierra Leone and does not want him in Liberia.

But Nigeria says that it had agreed to hand him over to Liberia, who should now go and get him.

Nigeria says Mr Taylor is free to leave his exiled home and has not received an arrest warrant from Sierra Leone.

Mr Taylor left the presidency in Liberia for exile in Nigeria in 2003 in a deal to end the civil war, but there is uncertainty over whether he still remains in his luxury residency in Calabar.

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