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The Warlord, the Supermodel and the Dirty Diamonds

Supermodels might do well to keep their manicured hands out of global politics, judging by the case of Naomi Campbell and her questionable link to ousted Liberian President Charles Taylor ... (continued)

Posted on Aug 9, 2010 READ MORE


‘Colbert Report’: The Supermodel and the (Alleged) Cannibal

Stephen Colbert may tip his hat to Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn for its creative and multipronged solutions to its employee suicide problems, but naughty Naomi Campbell and her dictator-grade diamonds ... (continued)

Posted on Jun 3, 2010 READ MORE

The ‘Cross-Dressing Cannibals’ of Liberia

Whether strung together to inform or shock or possibly both, this Vice TV take on Liberia’s civil war is just horrifying—and fascinating. Warning: graphic content.

Posted on Feb 11, 2010 READ MORE

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Liberian Ex-President on Trial, Challenges ‘Lies’

Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, took the stand on Tuesday to defend himself against 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The first African leader to be tried by an international tribunal, Taylor is deemed responsible for atrocities committed during the civil war in Sierra Leone (1991-2002), in a tale of murder, rape, amputations, child soldiers and diamonds.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009 READ MORE

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Charles Taylor Finds Yahweh

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor has found a new religion, reports say. The one-time African dictator, on trial at The Hague accused of crimes against humanity, has decided to convert to Judaism. According to one of his wives, after arriving in the Netherlands “he got to know that he really, really wanted to be a Jew.”

Posted on Jun 10, 2009 READ MORE

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