Liberia Primer Robert Siegel talks with Paul Welsh, west Africa correspondent for the BBC, about rebel fighters in Liberia. He says President Charles Taylor is up against a wall and the two groups vying for his power are the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) and the Movement for Democracy in Liberia (MODEL). LURD is supported by Guinea, to the north of Liberia, and MODEL is backed by Ivory Coast. Both groups have political support from the United States, which wants to see Charles Taylor out of office.
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Robert Siegel talks with Paul Welsh, west Africa correspondent for the BBC, about rebel fighters in Liberia. He says President Charles Taylor is up against a wall and the two groups vying for his power are the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) and the Movement for Democracy in Liberia (MODEL). LURD is supported by Guinea, to the north of Liberia, and MODEL is backed by Ivory Coast. Both groups have political support from the United States, which wants to see Charles Taylor out of office.