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Reactions to Taylor's guilty verdictupdated: Thu May 10 2012 06:05:00

Charles Taylor's guilty verdict brings relief in justice to Sierra Leone. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.

Charles Taylor's defense to counter prosecutor sentencing recommendation updated: Thu May 10 2012 06:05:00

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.

Prosecutor recommends 80 years for Charles Taylorupdated: Thu May 03 2012 17:20:00

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.

How diamonds fuel Africa's conflictsupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 08:12:00

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.

Inside Zimbabwe's diamond industryupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 08:12:00

Marketplace Africa gets exclusive access to the controversial Marange diamond fields in eastern Zimbabwe.

The alleged crimes of Charles Taylorupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 06:29:00

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor on trial for war crimes. CNN's Nima Elbagir reports.

Charles Taylor guilty of aiding rebelsupdated: Sat Apr 28 2012 05:24:00

An international war crimes court finds ex-Liberian leader Charles Taylor guilty of aiding militias in Sierra Leone.

Verdict brings hope to war crime victimsupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 21:02:00

David McKenzie explains why war crime victims around the world can be hopeful after Charles Taylor's conviction.

For victims in Sierra Leone, Taylor's verdict brings reliefupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 21:02:00

Jabati Mambu has lived all his adult life without his right hand.

Court finds Charles Taylor guilty of aiding war crimesupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 19:14:00

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.

Charles Taylor verdict 'momentous'updated: Thu Apr 26 2012 11:48:00

CNN's David McKenzie explains the significance of the Charles Taylor verdict for those in and outside Africa.

Taylor verdict: Why peace must accompany justiceupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 11:48:00

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.

Kentucky and Louisville fighting for a lot more than a trip to NCAA finalsupdated: Sat Mar 31 2012 15:42:00

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.

Court to issue verdict in Charles Taylor trial next month updated: Fri Mar 02 2012 07:09:00

An international tribunal will issue a verdict in the war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor next month, the United Nations said.

'Been a long time coming,' say women peace prize winnersupdated: Sat Dec 10 2011 14:56:00

A grassroots activist, a head of state and a symbol of the Arab Spring.

2010: Taylor case an 'enormous' testupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 07:14:00

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 boycotts his war crimes trialupdated: Wed Feb 09 2011 07:14:00

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.

U.S. gives millions of dollars to fund Taylor war crimes trialupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 11:47:00

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.

Charles Taylor's team rests case in war crimes trialupdated: Fri Nov 12 2010 13:19:00

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.

Liberia's tortured history -- and happy endingupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 09:27:00

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.

BET founder makes case for Liberiaupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 09:27:00

Billionaire Robert Johnson stresses the importance of Liberia for African-Americans.

Mandela charity trustee resigns over Campbell diamondsupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 10:28:00

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 launches 'humane' diamonds saleupdated: Thu Aug 12 2010 04:37:00

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."

The supermodel, warlord and dirty little diamondsupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 10:47:00

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 in court?updated: Wed Aug 11 2010 10:47:00

Did Naomi Campbell lie about receiving blood diamonds? CNN's Anderson Cooper investigates.

Supermodel says she had 'nothing to gain' in war crimes testimonyupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 09:46:00

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."

Taylor's lawyer: Carole White a liarupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 05:33:00

The attorney for former Liberian President Charles Taylor accuses the former agent for Naomi Campbell of lying.

Taylor's lawyer accuses Campbell's former agent of lyingupdated: Wed Aug 11 2010 05:33:00

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.

People.com: Naomi Campbell Goes Yachting While Blood Diamond Story Is Disputedupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 18:09:00

The supermodel's former rep says she told the truth about Naomi's "gift"

Farrow: Campbell said diamond was from Taylorupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 05:46:00

Actress Mia Farrow testified Monday that supermodel Naomi Campbell named Charles Taylor as the person who presented her with a diamond.

Farrow takes stand in war crimes trialupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 05:46:00

Actress Mia Farrow testifies in the war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor. CNN's Phil Black reports.

People.com: Mia Farrow Calls Naomi Campbell's Blood Diamonds Story a Lieupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 13:32:00

At Charles Taylor's trial, the actress claims the supermodel boasted of getting diamonds from the Liberian leader

Mia Farrow to testify at war crimes trial, U.N. saysupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 02:22:00

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.

Naomi Campbell at war crimes trialupdated: Mon Aug 09 2010 02:22:00

Supermodel Naomi Campbell testifies at The Hague in a trial involving former Liberian president, Charles Taylor.

Naomi Campbell's friend turns over diamonds to policeupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 12:01:00

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.

Naomi Campbell takes the standupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 12:01:00

Supermodel Naomi Campbell testifies in the war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor.

Naomi Campbell testifies at Taylor war crimes trialupdated: Fri Aug 06 2010 05:24:00

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.

People.com: Naomi Campbell Testifies in 'Blood Diamonds' Caseupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 14:10:00

The British supermodel takes to the stand in a UN war-crimes tribunal

Naomi Campbell confirms received gift of 'stones' in Hague testimonyupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 11:48:00

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.

Supermodel's war crimes testimony could be delayedupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 11:33:00

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.

Naomi Campbell will appear at war crimes trial of Charles Taylorupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 15:42:00

British supermodel Naomi Campbell will appear before the war crimes tribunal of former Liberian President Charles Taylor, according to a statement from her representative.

War crimes court to order Naomi Campbell to testifyupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 08:56:00

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 seek Naomi Campbell as witnessupdated: Thu May 20 2010 15:09:00

War crimes prosecutors Thursday asked a court to order supermodel Naomi Campbell to give evidence in the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor.

African women look within for changeupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 23:06:00

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.

Angelique Kidjo in concertupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 23:06:00

Grammy Award-winning Beniniose singer Angelique Kidjo performs at the Culture Project U.N. Day Concert.

Charles Taylor refutes 'malicious' accusations at war crimes trialupdated: Tue Jul 14 2009 12:41:00

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.

Taylor: 'I am not guilty'updated: Tue Jul 14 2009 12:41:00

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor rejects the war crime charges against him. CNN's Phil Black reports.

Liberian uncertaintyupdated: Mon Feb 09 2009 22:06:00

Thousands of Liberians in the U.S. face deportation next month. CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.

Liberians facing mass deportation from U.S.updated: Mon Feb 09 2009 22:06:00

Thousands of Liberians living in the United States face deportation March 31 when a federal immigration status created for humanitarian purposes expires.

Son of ex-Liberian leader sentenced to 97 years in prisonupdated: Sat Jan 10 2009 10:31:00

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.

Time.com: Bush Torture Memo Slapped Down by Courtupdated: Mon Nov 03 2008 10:00:00

Roundly criticized when it first appeared, the administration's controversial memo on torture was slapped down once again in a Florida trial

Ex-Liberian president's son convicted of tortureupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 18:00:00

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.

Time.com: A War-Crimes Trial in Florida updated: Fri Oct 03 2008 16:00:00

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

Taylor Jr. to stand trial on charges of torture abroadupdated: Sun Sep 28 2008 12:08:00

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.

Time.com: Karadzic a Big Win for Hague Copsupdated: Tue Jul 22 2008 19:00:00

International justice is often derided, but Samantha Power writes that its recent successes have been hard to ignore

Time.com: Choosing Justice Over Peace in Darfur updated: Mon Jul 14 2008 14:00:00

War-crimes charges may hold Sudan's leader accountable, but it could make ending the conflict even more difficult

Taylor war crimes trial resumesupdated: Tue Jan 08 2008 00:15:00

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."

Time.com: Charles Taylor Trial Startsupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 13:00:00

The first witness in the trial of hte former Liberian President talks, not about atrocities, but about "blood diamonds"

Taylor war crimes trial delayedupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 08:48:00

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.

Fortune: THE WORLD AT RISKupdated: Mon Jul 09 2007 00:00:00

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.

Taylor boycotts 'charade' trialupdated: Mon Jun 04 2007 05:44:00

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.

Prosecutors seek quick start to Taylor trialupdated: Wed Jun 21 2006 05:36:00

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.

Taylor taken to Hague for trialupdated: Tue Jun 20 2006 07:27:00

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.

UK willing to jail Charles Taylorupdated: Thu Jun 15 2006 09:18:00

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.

Sierra Leone amputees in a league of their ownupdated: Mon Apr 03 2006 11:47:00

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.

Dutch asked to host Taylor trialupdated: Thu Mar 30 2006 08:35:00

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.

Charles Taylor: A wanted manupdated: Wed Mar 29 2006 12:15:00

Liberian President Charles Ghankay Taylor -- known as "Pappy" to his band of child soldiers -- is a wanted man in West Africa.

Taylor to face war crimes chargesupdated: Wed Mar 29 2006 04:11:00

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.

War crimes suspect Taylor missingupdated: Tue Mar 28 2006 08:27:00

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.

Nigeria agrees to hand Taylor over to Liberiaupdated: Sat Mar 25 2006 10:07:00

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.

Liberia to Nigeria: Hand over Charles Taylorupdated: Fri Mar 17 2006 12:45:00

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.

New leader's pledge: Unite Liberiaupdated: Mon Jan 16 2006 06:30:00

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. sends 'signal' to Liberia's Taylorupdated: Fri Nov 11 2005 16:51:00

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.

S. Leone war crimes court opensupdated: Wed Mar 10 2004 05:31:00

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.

Fortune: Pat Robertson: He's No Goldfingerupdated: Mon Aug 11 2003 00:01:00

Liberia is in chaos, and that's bad news for televangelist Pat Robertson. Liberian President Charles Taylor has been indicted for war crimes by a UN-backed court in Sierra Leone, rebels control lar...

Fortune: Pat Robertson's Quest For Eternal Life He's making bets to ensure that his evangelical empire outlasts him. His updated: Mon Jun 10 2002 00:01:00

Jesus mania swept Liberia. For eight nights last December the nation's TV channels--both of them--simultaneously showed programs created by Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network. There was...

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