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Moses Blah

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Place of birth: a. Toveh

Nationality: Liberia

Background

Entered on August 11 in the post Liberian President Moses Blah handed rebels "olive branch", urging their leaders to lay down their arms and sit down at the negotiating table. However, the rebels who control three quarters of the country, do not hide their opposition to the successor of former President Charles Taylor, who was forced into exile in Nigeria. They believe the new head of state "like-minded Taylor." However, Blah will stay in the new position until October, when elections will be held.

Moses Blah was born in 1947 in the village of Toveh, in northeastern Nimba County, near the border with Ivory Coast. After high school, he continued his education in Hamburg (Germany). From 1985 to 1989, along with Taylor he studied at the Military College Tajura in Libya. Both participated in the insurgent war against the rights of the Liberian ex-Sergeant Samuel Doe. But unlike Taylor Blah ambitious man does not consider himself. Frankly he says vsegdabyl betrayed Taylor calls it his "revolutionary brother". Religious, baptism professes. The new president and his wife Nettie 14 children, have grandchildren. Blah likes to sit behind the wheel, for personal reasons goes without protection. He is fond of sports and photography. He is fluent in German, French and Arabic.