World Aug 05

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Analyst: Trial Spotlights Scourge of Conflict Diamonds

British supermodel Naomi Campbell testified Thursday at the war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor that she received a small bag of "dirty-looking stones" after attending a dinner with the leader, but couldn't say for certain if they…

Politics Jun 04

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Former Liberian Leader Boycotts War Crimes Trial

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor, who has been charged with atrocities in Sierra Leone, did not show up for the start of his trial in The Hague on Monday, saying he would not get a fair hearing in the U.N.-backed…

Mar 28

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Charles Taylor, wanted for orchestrating the murder, rape and mutilation of more than 500,000 Africans, disappeared Monday, days after Nigerian leader Olusegun Obasanjo agreed to transfer him to a war crimes tribunal in Sierra Leone.

Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor began his second day in exile in southeastern Nigeria on Wednesday, after handing control of his war-torn country to his vice president and in the face of United Nations war crimes charges.