THE PENTAGON { 20 images } Created 27 Apr 2009

LIBERIA, Monrovia (Congo Town), Septembre 2005 : The "Pentagon", named this way by its occupants, is the former uncompleted Ministry of National Defense building in "Congo Town" on the outskirts of Monrovia. It shelters 394 families totalling approximately 3,000 people who were booted out in May 2005 of the Barclay Training Center, which had been their home for the last two decades. Former soldiers, who fought for former Liberian presidents Samuel Doe and Charles Taylor, live together in this building with no water or electricity, overcoming past differences. The construction of the building started in 1984 under Doe's leadership, and the war interrupted the its completion and later served as a base for Taylor's men.
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