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Homosexuality May Become a Felony in Liberia

Liberia is considering two proposals that would make consensual same-sex acts punishable with jail time; NATO refuses to get involved in the crisis in Syria; and a Jewish journalist killed by terrorists was baptized posthumously by the Mormon Church. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Mar 3, 2012 READ MORE



Flickr / Center for Global Development (CGD) (CC-BY)

Three Women Awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize went to three women in a move the Nobel committee hopes will highlight the importance that women play in achieving world peace.

Posted on Oct 7, 2011 READ MORE


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Wikimedia Commons / Jgro888

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


Doctors Without Borders
Michael Coles, Red Floor Pictures

Doctors Without Borders, With a Film Crew

Mark Hopkins, the director of the new documentary “Living in Emergency,” about the international humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières—Doctors Without Borders—compares the group to the Special Forces. Not many people get accepted to the program, and of those who are, few go on to do a second mission.

Posted on Jun 9, 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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AP photo / ICC

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


Charles Taylor
abcnews.com

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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news.bbc.co.uk

Cannibalism Charge at Hague Trial

Gruesome details are emerging from the war crimes trial of Charles Taylor (above, right), the former president of Liberia. The leader of one of Taylor’s death squads has testified that the president ordered his militias to cannibalize their enemies, including African and U.N. peacekeepers.

Posted on Mar 13, 2008 READ MORE


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Bush Unable to Avoid Public Display of Dancing in Liberia

It’s hard to tell from this clip whether the people rushing to the stage to egg President Bush on as he attempts to enact a little rhythmic diplomacy at this recent function in Liberia are cheering for or jeering at him.  We have our suspicions, though.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008 READ MORE


Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
AP / George Osodi

Best Medicine for Ailing Africa

As more women show up in Africa’s corrupt corridors of power, the beleaguered continent may end up benefiting from their particular brand of tough love.

Posted on Oct 23, 2006 READ MORE


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