Sierra Leoneans have an unrivalled ability to forgive and forget. Their focus is on overcoming the challenges of everyday life and rebuilding the country to fulfil its clear potential. The trial could be viewed as an unwelcome reminder of the past. A lot can be learnt from the civil war and I think the streets of Freetown, not The Hague, is the best place to start.
The Ebola outbreak ripping through West Africa now has Scotland on edge as well, after an athlete from Sierra Leone competing in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow disappeared from the athlete’s village Thursday morning. Sierra Leone... Read Post
An international war crimes tribunal delivers its verdict Thursday in the trial of Charles Taylor, the former Liberian president accused of arming rebels who raped, killed and mutilated civilians in neighboring Sierra Leone. Taylor ... Read Post