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Nigerian peacekeepers haunted by the ghosts of executions past

They changed the course of Sierra Leone’s civil war, helping to defeat the rebels. But in keeping the peace, these soldiers sins of their own

Communitarian ideals in capitalist workplaces

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President-elect George Weah: What’s next for Liberia?

​A peaceful transition of power in Liberia is cause for optimism but major challenges lie ahead for Liberia's president-elect George Weah

Football star George Weah wins presidential victory in Liberia.

Idolised in Liberia as 'Mister George', Weah is set to replace Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who in 2006 took over the country founded by freed US slaves.

A stable Liberia tallies up Johnson Sirleaf’s presidential score

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Charles Taylor’s sentence upheld at war crimes tribunal

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor's 50-year prison sentence has been upheld, making it likely that he'll spend the rest of his life in jail.

Charles Taylor begins appeal against 50-year sentence

Liberian warlord Charles Taylor has begun his appeal against a 50-year prison sentence handed down by Sierra Leone's UN-backed special court.

Court to hear Charles Taylor’s appeal

Charles Taylor's defence has filed 42 grounds of appeal, calling the trial chamber's decision a "miscarriage of justice".

Brutal warlord ‘deserves’ life in jail

Charles Taylor's 50-year sentence for war crimes shows that no man is above the law, writes Owen Bowcott.

Justice in Africa: Charles Taylor was just the beginning

Charles Taylor's 50-year sentence is but the first victory at the ICC for Africa's human rights campaigners. Stern tests of global justice remain.

War crimes court jails Liberia’s Taylor for 50 years

A UN-backed war crimes court has sentenced Liberia's former president Charles Taylor to 50 years in jail.

Charles Taylor: ‘What I did was in honour’

Convicted war criminal Charles Taylor has accused the international community of selectively targeting African heads of state with prosecutions.

Liberia’s Taylor claims conspiracy in war crimes trial

Liberian warlord Charles Taylor has accused UN prosecutors of paying witnesses to testify against him as he addressed a war crimes court in The Hague.

Taylor verdict adds sparkle to Sierra Leone festivities

Sierra Leone was in festive mood for the 51st anniversary of independence, a day after Liberian warlord Charles Taylor was convicted of aiding rebels.

Charles Taylor guilty of arming and abetting RUF rebels

Ex-Liberian president Charles Taylor has been found guilty of terrorism, murder and rape committed by rebels during Liberia's 11-year civil war.

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