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Charlie Habershon: Charles Taylor Trial: Sierra Leone Gave Its Verdict Long Ago

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.
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Whole country shuts down for 3 days hoping to delay Ebola spread

News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (yesterday)

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Shoppers in Sierra Leone rushed to stock up on food Thursday ahead of a three-day nationwide shutdown, during which the country's 6 million people will be confined to their homes while volunteers search... Read Post

Court to deliver milestone verdict in Charles Taylor's war crimes trial

News : CNN's This Just In (2 years ago)

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

Charles Taylor guilty verdict reveals regional rift

News : Storyful (2 years ago)

The guilty verdict handed to former Liberian president Charles Taylor on Thursday for war crimes was met with opposing reactions from Liberians and Sierra Leoneans. While Sierra Leoneans celebrated that Taylor was found guilty of ai... Read Post


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