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Date What Happened ?
1989 -December The National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) led by Charles Taylor begins an uprising against the Liberian government
1990 (Ecowas) sends peacekeeping force. President Doe was executed by a Prince Johnson his fighters
1991 Ecowas and the NPFL agree to disarm and set up an Interim Government of National Unity
1992 The Charles Taylor NPFL launches an assault on West African peacekeepers (ECOMOG) in Monrovia, the ECOMOG latter respond by pushing NPFL back outside the capital
1993 The warring factions agree to cease-fire, but this fails to materialise and fighting resumes
1994 The warring factions agreed on a timetable for disarmament and the forming of a joint Council of State.
1995 Peace agreement signed
1996 April Factional fighting resumes, The NPFL, ULIMO-K against the ULIMO-J and LPC.Because of the arrest of R.Johnson and spreads to Monrovia
1997 July Presidential and legislative elections held. Charles Taylor wins a landslide and his National Patriotic Party wins a majority of seats in the National Assembly. International observers declare the elections free and fair
1999 January Liberian government was accused of supporting Revolutionary United Front rebels in Sierra Leone. Britain and the US threaten to suspend aid to Liberia
1999 April Rebel forces (LURD) thought to have come from Guinea attack town of Voinjama. Fighting displaces more than 20,000 people
1999 September Guinea accuses Liberian forces of entering its territory and attacking border villages
2000 September Liberian forces launch "massive offensive" against rebels in the north. Liberia accuses Guinean troops of shelling border villages
2001 February Liberian government says Sierra Leonean rebel leader Sam Bockarie, also known as Mosquito, has left the country
2001 May UN Security Council reimposes arms embargo to punish Taylor for trading weapons for diamonds from rebels in Sierra Leone
2002 January More than 50,000 Liberians and Sierra Leonean refugees flee fighting. In February Taylor declares a state of emergency
2002 September President Taylor lifts an eight-month state of emergency and a ban on political rallies, citing a reduced threat from rebels
2003 March Rebels open several battlefronts and advance to within 10km of Monrovia. Tens of thousands of people displaced by fighting
2003 June Talks in Ghana aimed at ending rebellion overshadowed by indictment accusing President Taylor of war crimes over his alleged backing of rebels in Sierra Leone
2003 July Fighting intensifies; rebels battle for control of Monrovia. Several hundred people are killed. West African regional group Ecowas agrees to provide peacekeepers
2003 August Nigerian peacekeepers arrive. Charles Taylor leaves Liberia after handing power to his deputy Moses Blah. US troops arrive. Interim government, rebels sign peace accord in Ghana. Gyude Bryant chosen to head interim administration from October
2003 October US forces pull out. UN launches major peacekeeping mission, deploying thousands of troops
2003 October Gyude Bryant sworn in as head of state
2003 December UN peacekeepers begin to disarm former combatants, deploy in rebel territory outside Monrovia
2004 February International donors pledge more than $500m in reconstruction aid
2004 March UN Security Council votes to freeze assets of Charles Taylor.
2004 March 29 Exiled Liberian warlord Prince Johnson return as godly democrat
2004 April US commits 28 million dollars to rebuilding rural Liberia
2004 June 10 Chayee Doe, the younger brother of former Liberian president Samuel Doe, died two days after being named the new leader of the country's main rebel group, Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD)
2004 June 16 Russia Freezes Accounts of Former Liberian President Charles Taylor and His Family's money
2004 November 26th Former Vice President Dr. Harry Moniba dies in Car Crash (1986 - 1990)
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