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.
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.
Jabati Mambu has lived all his adult life without his right hand.
David McKenzie explains why war crime victims around the world can be hopeful after Charles Taylor's conviction.
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.
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.
CNN's David McKenzie explains the significance of the Charles Taylor verdict for those in and outside Africa.
Sierra Leone and Liberia have some of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, with 15-24 year olds accounting for 40% of such deaths) and two years ago, agencies IPPF and FORWARD listened to hundreds of African voices talking about sexual and reproductive health and rights.
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 major international environmental group has pulled out of the process to guarantee that diamonds do not come from conflict zones, saying the Kimberley Process had refused "to evolve and address the clear links between diamonds, violence and tyranny." So why are so-called "conflict diamonds" so controversial?
Convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout could face life in prison after a federal jury returned guilty verdicts Wednesday on four counts related to a conspiracy to kill Americans, acquire and export anti-aircraft missiles and provide material support to a terrorist organization.
Sierra Leone's economy was tarnished by a decade-long civil war, but the resource-rich African nation is now ready to bounce back, according to the country's president.
Sierra Leone's President, Ernest Bai Koroma aims to move on from the country?s long civil war and attract investment and tourism.
The South African Football Association (SAFA) have appealed to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) after the country failed to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations due to misinterpreting the tournament's rules.
"Pirate" fishermen are roaming the seas along West Africa and looting marine treasure from some of the world's poorest countries.
Sierra Leone hopes to once again bear fruit - with the help of juice.
A decade-long civil war wrecked Sierra Leone's economy, but now a juice business could provide a blueprint of how to add value to the country's exports.
Libyan refugees say they made the treacherous trip by sea to escape fighting in their country. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
Shortly after dawn, an open blue wooden fishing boat from Libya limped its way into the port of this tiny island, crammed with at least 166 shivering passengers, all of them apparently migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa.
The capture of Laurent Gbagbo, whose refusal to concede the presidency of the Ivory Coast to challenger Alassane Ouattara despite his internationally recognized election loss nearly five months ago, is being accompanied by calls for him and his associates to face justice. But it is unclear what form this justice will take.
Marie Antoinette Singleton tells CNN that Laurent Gbagbo stands for the truth and that the fight for Ivory Coast isn't over.
Sierra Leone international Rodney Strasser scored a vital goal five minutes from time to send AC Milan five points clear as Serie A resumed Thursday after its short mid-winter break.
Guinea's Supreme Court has ruled Alpha Conde the winner of a November 7 presidential runoff election, the court's president announced Friday in the country's capital city.
Ernest Bai Koroma is the fourth president of Sierra Leone, a nation still very much living in the shadow of a brutal decade-long civil war that only ended in 2002.
CNN's African Voices talks to Sierra Leone president Ernest Bai Koroma about the country's economical development.
The United Nations Security Council has ended sanctions against Sierra Leone, restrictions originally imposed during the nation's brutal civil war, the Security Council announced Wednesday.
They're the faces of Africa in the United States National Football League.
For many people, the name Sierra Leone still conjures up images of the country's decade-long civil war and subsequent war crimes trials.
Eight years after the end of the civil war in Sierra Leone Tribewanted founder Ben Keene aims to help bring back tourists.
The last thing 18-year-old Mohamed Kamara from Sierra Leone expected was to be honored by the New York Yankees, but there he was, tossing out the first pitch at a Yankees-Detroit Tigers game last week.
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.
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.
Actor Idris Elba is enjoying an interesting kind of fame right now.
U.S. and Sierra Leone government officials have agreed to re-establish a Peace Corps program in Sierra Leone after a 15-year absence, the Peace Corps said Monday.
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.
Growing up surrounded by generations of jewelry wearing tradition, I was drawn to the brilliance and transparency of diamonds from an early age. Later, it was the fact that diamonds are a unique resource, evoking beauty and eternal love that lead me to found DIAZ Fine Jewelry.
American actor Isaiah Washington discovers his roots in Sierra Leone and finds a deep connection to its people.
American actor Isaiah Washington discovered he had roots in Sierra Leone and took dual citizenship. CNN explores one man's journey of discovery and his impact on a country with a troubled recent history.
Three former guerrilla leaders -- who helped command what one activist called "one of the most brutal rebel movements in modern days" -- were sentenced Wednesday in Freetown, Sierra Leone, for crimes against humanity.
First there were "blood diamonds," the gems that fueled conflict and human rights abuses in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Then there was "conflict cocoa," the chocolate source that's harvested by children and funds civil war in Ivory Coast. Now concern is rising about the minerals that go into common consumer electronics. Could that be a BloodBerry or a Conflict Cell in your pocket?
CNN's Jim Clancy reports on the long and brutal battle for Sierra Leone.
Three former leaders of Sierra Leone's brutal Revolutionary United Front guerrilla movement were found guilty Wednesday of crimes against humanity including murder, rape, sexual slavery and forced marriages, the Special Court for Sierra Leone announced.
Every day in the United States, thousands of women and families experience one of the most joyous occasions in their lifetime -- the birth of a child.
I am watching a 10-year-old boy carefully burn the fur off a dead monkey. And I'm learning again why nature is the ultimate safety net for the world's rural poor, about one sixth of the world's population.
In a Nairobi slum, more than one in four children under 5 will die, but in a wealthier part of the Kenyan capital, the mortality rate is one in almost 67, according to a World Health Organization report released Tuesday.
David Beckham supplied two trademark passes for a Landon Donovan brace as the Los Angeles Galaxy held two-time defending champions Houston Dynamos to a 2-2 home draw in Major League soccer action on Saturday night.
David Beckham's trip to West Africa made a profound impression on the soccer star.
David Beckham made a secret trip to West Africa's Sierra Leone last weekend on behalf of the international children's charity UNICEF.
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"
Sierra Leone's President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah has warned he could declare a state of emergency across the former British colony if violence ahead of next month's presidential run-off vote worsens.
Sierra Leone will hold a presidential election run-off on September 8 after no candidate won 55 percent of the vote in the first round, the West African country's electoral commission said on Saturday.
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.
Sierra Leone votes
Isaiah Washington says he found solace doing charity work in Sierra Leone after being fired from Grey's Anatomy in June.
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.
Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor said he was considering his international future after receiving death threats before Togo's 3-1 win over Sierra Leone in an African Nations Cup qualifier on Saturday.
One of the many joys of the World Cup is engaging in a 30-day frenzy of flag-hugging nationalism. Many Americans root for more than one team: the U.S. and the country of their ancestors. If you're ...
At a bend in a tributary of the mighty Congo River, dirt-poor villagers feverishly pan for the shiny stones that have proved as elusive as they are rare -- diamonds.
The $60-billion-a-year diamond industry looks very different from Sierra Leone, where the average man earns $220 a year and dies at age 39.
Righteous indignation is exhausting in a movie -- maybe not for the indignant, but certainly for the unsuspecting moviegoing bystander in the path of all that onrushing rectitude.
Conflict diamonds, the stones sold to finance some of the bloodiest wars in Africa, should be history. But a recent USAID report on Sierra Leone - where these men were sifting old mine tailings for...
As U.S. jewelry merchants see it, "Blood Diamond" could mean a blue Christmas.
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.
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.
Inter Milan's Sierra Leone striker Mohamed Kallon has signed a four-year contract with Champions League finalists Monaco.
Macartan Humphreys has a gig teaching game theory at Columbia University, but you're just as likely to find him in a dingy drinking hole in Sierra Leone, or Colombia, or any number of other war-rav...
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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