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The Verdict on Charles Taylor–Take 2

“Liberians decry ‘mockery of justice’ in Charles Taylor verdict” is a piece by Geoffrey York in Canada’s Globe and Mail that portrays a country outraged by the result of Taylor’s trial. The fact that Charles Taylor is reviled in the…..

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The verdict on Charles Taylor

Yesterday the Special Court for Sierra Leone found Charles Taylor guilty of aiding the RUF during the Sierra Leonean Civil War. The court case that has taken five years is…..

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The CIA’s Charles Taylor Revelation

Recent revelations, which have always been suspected, have strengthened the United States’ role in the Liberian civil war, adding fuel to claims of American intervention in Liberia since its founding as a Western style nation-state.

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The Supermodel's Revenge

For a brief moment this past August, the world worked itself into a frenzy over Naomi Campbell’s “hostile” turn on the witness stand at The Hague. Finally, it seemed, we…..

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'Symbols of Liberia's Struggle'*

Rapper Nas narrates a short insert on ESPN’s “E:60″ on the Liberian national amputee team made up of men, often former enemies, who lost the use of their legs or…..

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The Model and The Activist

[vodpod id=Video.3581980&w=512&h=296&fv=playerForm%3DDelvePlayer%26amp%3BmediaId%3De5550cbf31d0439a94bf54c4a3caa9e3] We’ve all heard the one about the model and the dictator. The setting is South Africa, 1997. President Nelson Mandela is hosting several prominent figures as guests in…..

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Six Degrees of Charles Taylor

The former Liberian warlord, who is being tried for war crimes, is in mainstream American news again this week: