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World NowFormer Liberian President Charles Taylor gets 50 years for war crimes: Former Liberian President Charles Taylor, 64, will likely spend the rest of his life in jail after a U.N.-backed court sentenced him to 50 years in jail for aiding and abetting war...
Friday morning, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee — along with her country's president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Yemeni activist Tawakul Karman — was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. A decade ago, this moment would have seemed unthinkable....
South Florida Sun-SentinelThe voices of those who lived when Florida was segregated can better explain history at the time. In an attempt to preserve history, Kitty Oliver, a professor at Florida Atlantic University, interviewed people who lived in Liberia, a predominately black...
Wave of bombings across Iraqi capital kills 57 people, injures nearly 200 BAGHDAD (AP) -- A wave of bombings ripped across Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing at least 57 people and injuring nearly 200 in the worst violence Iraq has seen for months. The...
World NowIn the flurry of attention that a viral video on notorious militia leader Joseph Kony has drawn to Uganda, some Ugandans are trying to pull the international spotlight instead to nodding disease, a fatal and mysterious illness that plagues thousands of...
World NowFormer Liberian President Charles Taylor is found guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity. Taylor faces a possible life sentence for his role in arming ruthless rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone in exchange for "blood...
World NowFounding prosecutor the the Special Court for Sierra Leone, David M. Crane, hails Charles Taylor's guilty verdict for war crimes: David M. Crane, founding prosecutor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, said Thursday’s conviction of former...
OSLO, Norway — Africa's first democratically elected female president, a Liberian campaigner against rape and a woman who stood up to Yemen's autocratic regime won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in recognition of the importance of women's rights in...
When University of Maryland law professor Larry Gibson was asked to become involved with the Liberian presidential campaign of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, he initially declined. But she ultimately won him over, and his efforts helped her become Africa's...
Reuters(Reuters) - Declaring women's rights vital for world peace, the Nobel Committee awarded its annual Peace Prize on Friday to three indomitable female campaigners against war and oppression -- a Yemeni and two Liberians, including that country's president....
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Three women from Africa and the Middle East who symbolize nonviolent struggles to improve their nations and advance the role of women's rights were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Sharing the award were Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf,...
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