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Soldiers in Charles Taylor's army ride along the road to Sierra Leone, on the same day that a ceasefire was signed..The ongoing conflict in Libera intensified in March 2003 when rebels opposed to the government of Charles Taylor gained territory across much of the country, advancing on the capital city Monrovia. In August 2003 Taylor agreed to hand over power to an interim government and went into exile in Nigeria, which led to the signing of a peace agreement. Taylor was indicted for war crimes by a UN court in Sierra Leone, accused of fuelling conflict across several West African countries.