United Liberation Movement for Democracy - Kromah (ULIMO-K) (Liberia)

Country: Liberia
Details of Formation: This group was formed around 1989 to 1991 at the outbreak of civil war as the United Liberation Movement for Democracy by former Liberian government officials and army officers. It became known as ULIMO-K when one faction split under the leadership of Johnson and formed a separate group, ULIMO -J. We consider the group being pro-government when its leader became part of the interim transitional ruling council with 5 other warlords in august 1995.
Details of Termination: The group disarmed in August 1996; disarmament seemed to have been a precondition for the elections. Leader Kromah lost in the Presidential election of July 1997 and group ceased to be pro-government.
Purpose: The militia was used to fight rebels during the civil war. They also fought the rival ULIMO-J faction.
Organisation: The militia was led by Kromah, who consulted with the president.
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Reason for Membership: Membership based on Mandingo ethnicity.
Treatment of Civilians: The PGM was accused of human rights violations and of terrorising the population.
Other Information: This group fought alongside National Patriotic Front of Liberia against the ULIMO-J militia uprising (March/April 1996). The group (ULIMO) was initially formed in Sierra Leone in 1991. It comprised former Liberian government officials and army with allegiance to the former President Doe who was ousted in the 1989 coup. It was accused of using child soldiers.
References: Wikipedia. “United Liberation Movement of Liberia for Democracy” https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=United_Liberation_Movement_of_Liberia_for_Democracy&oldid=706650046