Charles Taylor's guilty verdict brings relief in justice to Sierra Leone. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.
The defense for Charles Taylor is expected to submit its counter-recommendation Thursday after prosecutors said the former Liberian president deserves an 80-year sentence for a war crimes conviction.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor should receive an 80-year sentence for his conviction for aiding and abetting war crimes in neighboring Sierra Leone's civil war, the chief prosecutor in the international court case recommended Thursday.
Much of the war crimes trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor focused on the role played by so-called "conflict diamonds" in funding rebels in conflict areas.
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Former Liberian President Charles Taylor on trial for war crimes. CNN's Nima Elbagir reports.
An international war crimes court finds ex-Liberian leader Charles Taylor guilty of aiding militias in Sierra Leone.
David McKenzie explains why war crime victims around the world can be hopeful after Charles Taylor's conviction.
Jabati Mambu has lived all his adult life without his right hand.
In a landmark ruling, an international tribunal found former Liberian President Charles Taylor guilty Thursday of aiding and abetting war crimes in neighboring Sierra Leone's notoriously brutal civil war.
CNN's David McKenzie explains the significance of the Charles Taylor verdict for those in and outside Africa.
Millions of people will breathe a sigh of relief that Charles Taylor has finally been held to account for the years of violence, misery and suffering that he brought to the people of West Africa.
You think it's wild being a fan when a basketball-obsessed state encounters the biggest rivalry meeting in its history? Try being a politician.
An international tribunal will issue a verdict in the war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor next month, the United Nations said.
A grassroots activist, a head of state and a symbol of the Arab Spring.
In August 2010, the former chief prosecutor in the trial of Charles Taylor told CNN how there's a great deal at stake.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor boycotted his war crimes trial again Wednesday after judges rejected a delayed summary from his defense team, a court official said.
The United States is providing millions of dollars to fund the trial of Charles Taylor, the former Liberian president charged with war crimes for his alleged role in a civil war that killed tens of thousands.
The defense team for Charles Taylor, the former Liberian president accused of war crimes, formally concluded its case on Friday, the Special Court for Sierra Leone said.
I moved to Liberia in 1979 believing I could make a difference in the world. I opened a business and served as a midwife. I fell in love with Liberian culture and I enjoyed palm wine and palm butter.
Billionaire Robert Johnson stresses the importance of Liberia for African-Americans.
The man who accepted three uncut diamonds from supermodel Naomi Campbell and held them privately for years is stepping down as a trustee of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, the fund said.
Zimbabwe launched its first multi-million dollar diamond sale this week since obtaining certification last month that the nation's precious stones are harvested humanely and are not "blood diamonds."
When international supermodel Naomi Campbell took the witness stand Friday in the trial against Liberia's former President Charles Taylor, Western media outlets showered unprecedented attention on this largely ignored war crimes trial.
Did Naomi Campbell lie about receiving blood diamonds? CNN's Anderson Cooper investigates.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell defended her testimony at the war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, saying Wednesday she had no motive and "nothing to gain."
The attorney for former Liberian President Charles Taylor accuses the former agent for Naomi Campbell of lying.
The attorney for former Liberian President Charles Taylor accused the former agent for supermodel Naomi Campbell of lying in her testimony at an international court Tuesday.
The supermodel's former rep says she told the truth about Naomi's "gift"
Actress Mia Farrow testified Monday that supermodel Naomi Campbell named Charles Taylor as the person who presented her with a diamond.
Actress Mia Farrow testifies in the war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor. CNN's Phil Black reports.
At Charles Taylor's trial, the actress claims the supermodel boasted of getting diamonds from the Liberian leader
Actress Mia Farrow is expected to testify at the war crimes trial of Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia who prosecutors allege funded a brutal civil war using blood diamonds.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell testifies at The Hague in a trial involving former Liberian president, Charles Taylor.
A friend of supermodel Naomi Campbell handed over unpolished diamonds to South African police the day that Campbell testified at a war crimes trial for former Liberian President Charles Taylor, police said Friday.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell testifies in the war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell took the stand at the war crimes trial of Charles Taylor on Thursday as prosecutors tried to undermine a key element of the former Liberian president's defense.
The British supermodel takes to the stand in a UN war-crimes tribunal
Supermodel Naomi Campbell took the stand Thursday in the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor and said she received a gift of "dirty-looking stones" that she assumed was from him.
The defense in the war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor filed an emergency motion to delay supermodel Naomi Campbell's testimony against him, the court announced Monday.
British supermodel Naomi Campbell will appear before the war crimes tribunal of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, according to a statement from her representative.
A war crimes court will order supermodel Naomi Campbell to testify in the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, it announced Thursday.
War crimes prosecutors Thursday asked a court to order supermodel Naomi Campbell to give evidence in the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor.
Grammy-winning singer Angelique Kidjo joined human rights activists to demand courts martial for troops who publicly gang raped women in the streets of the West African country of Guinea last month.
Grammy Award-winning Beniniose singer Angelique Kidjo performs at the Culture Project U.N. Day Concert.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor expressed his incredulity at the testimony against him at his war crimes trial Tuesday, saying "there is no way" he is guilty of any of the charges.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor rejects the war crime charges against him. CNN's Phil Black reports.
Thousands of Liberians in the U.S. face deportation next month. CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.
Thousands of Liberians living in the United States face deportation March 31 when a federal immigration status created for humanitarian purposes expires.
The son of former Liberian President Charles Taylor Sr. was sentenced Friday to 97 years in prison for charges including torture and conspiracy, according to a federal court in Florida.
Roundly criticized when it first appeared, the administration's controversial memo on torture was slapped down once again in a Florida trial
Federal jurors convicted the son of former Liberian president Charles Taylor Sr. of torture and conspiracy charges Thursday, said a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in the southern district of Florida.
The abuses Chucky Taylor is accused of committing were perpetrated in Liberia. Prosecuting them on U.S. soil could make the trial a legal landmark
Prospective jurors gasped last week at the gruesome details of torture described in a courtroom as attorneys navigated the jury selection process in Charles Taylor Jr.'s trial, which begins Monday.
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Former Liberian President Charles Taylor appeared in court Monday at the resumption of his war crimes trial, six months after boycotting the opening session and calling the trial a "charade."
The first witness in the trial of hte former Liberian President talks, not about atrocities, but about "blood diamonds"
Judges on Monday postponed until January 2008 the war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor on charges of directing atrocities in Sierra Leone after his defense asked for more time to prepare.
1. ARGENTINA The government's decision to ration gas and electricity for firms rather than raise prices for residential consumers does little to address mounting woes in the energy sector and helps set the stage for future economic problems.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor on Monday boycotted the start of his U.N.-backed court war crimes trial in The Hague, calling it a "charade" in a letter read by his court-appointed lawyer who later walked out.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor spent his first night in a Dutch prison as prosecutors prepared to move quickly to bring him to trial on 11 war crimes charges.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor arrived Tuesday in the Netherlands, where he will stand trial on 11 war crimes charges, an International Criminal Court spokeswoman said.
Britain has promised to hold Liberia's Charles Taylor in jail if he is convicted of war crimes, paving the way for the West African country's former president to be tried in the Netherlands.
It's 8 a.m., and a soccer game is under way on a makeshift field by the exotic beaches of Sierra Leone, along the Atlantic Ocean.
A U.N.-backed court in Sierra Leone has asked the Dutch government to stage the war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor in the Netherlands, the Dutch Foreign Ministry said Thursday, and the government has set conditions for that to happen.
Liberian President Charles Ghankay Taylor -- known as "Pappy" to his band of child soldiers -- is a wanted man in West Africa.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor, captured while trying to flee his home-in-exile in Nigeria, has arrived in Sierra Leone, where he was taken into custody on war-crimes charges and will face court.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor has vanished from the Nigerian villa where he was living in exile, days after Nigeria said Liberian authorities could repatriate the man wanted for war crimes, a Nigerian government spokesman said Tuesday.
The Nigerian government on Saturday agreed to allow Liberian authorities to arrest exiled leader Charles Taylor and return him to Liberia, where he is accused of war crimes.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on Friday asked her Nigerian counterpart to hand over Charles Taylor, the exiled former Liberian leader who faces war crimes charges.
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has been sworn in as Liberia's new president, becoming Africa's first elected female head of state and vowing to lead the country away from its turbulent past.
U.N. peacekeepers in Liberia now have the authority to arrest former President Charles Taylor and transfer him to Sierra Leone for trial should he return to the country.
Sierra Leone's U.N.-backed war crimes court has been inaugurated amid tight security and concerns over whether it can deliver justice after the country's decade-long war.
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