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Taylor off agenda at Abuja talks

AFRICA: President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia has met Nigerian counterpart Olusegun Obasanjo in Abuja, during her first visit there since her election. A Nigerian spokeswoman said the two had discussed investments, but not the fate of ex-Liberian leader Charles Taylor. Mr Taylor, who is living in exile in Nigeria, is wanted for war crimes by an international tribunal in Sierra Leone. Nigeria has said it is willing to surrender him, but only if an elected Liberian government requests it. This position was reiterated by Mr Obasanjo’s spokeswoman after Saturday’s talks. Full Story

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