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Firestone and the Warlord

In the first detailed examination of the relationship between Firestone and Liberian warlord Charles Taylor, this ProPublica/Frontline investigation lays bare the role of a global corporation in a brutal African conflict. More »

From Charles Taylor's rise to power to Liberia's leadership under Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a timeline of key events. More »

A guide to key players in Firestone and the Warlord, including Firestone staffers, Charles Taylor's associates, Liberian figures and U.S. government. officials. More »

Join T. Christian Miller for a chapter-by-chapter discussion of our investigation of Firestone's untold history with Liberian warlord Charles Taylor. More »

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Unsolved Killing of American Nuns in Liberia an Open Case Again

The FBI for the first time acknowledges the investigation of the 1992 killing of five American nuns in Liberia is again part of an active case.

Union Buried Evidence of Firestone Support of Warlord After Labor Deal

During a bitter strike in the 1990s, the United Steelworkers of America found Firestone supported warlord Charles Taylor, but never released its findings.

A History of Violence: Accusations But No Justice in Liberia

Many of those accused of unspeakable brutality during Liberia’s civil war have never been formally tried.

Is This Man Responsible for the Murders of 5 American Nuns?

In an interview with ProPublica, Christopher Vambo, a former lieutenant to Charles Taylor, acknowledged that the brutal 1992 killings might have happened under his command.

Mixed Company: Sights and Sounds of Liberians and the Impact of War

Videos on the legacy left by Firestone on everyday Liberians.

Firestone and the Warlord

In the first detailed examination of the relationship between Firestone and Liberian warlord Charles Taylor, this ProPublica/Frontline investigation lays bare the role of a global corporation in a brutal African conflict.

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