In April 1980 a coup marked the beginning of more than 20 years of violence in Liberia. The President was killed in his bed, his cabinet were executed on the beach outside the capital, Monrovia. Jonny Hogg speaks to a senior journalist who later became Minister of Information.
(Photo: circa 1980: William Richard Tolbert (1913 - 1980), president of Liberia, who was assassinated)
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