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Court Upholds Dictator's 50-Year Sentence

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 11.26.2013 | World

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands — More than a decade after fuelling a murderous campaign of terror in Sierra Leone by supplying rebels with arms, Char...

Convicted War Criminal Taylor Will Appeal

AP | Posted 06.19.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM -- The Special Court for Sierra Leone said Tuesday former Liberian President Charles Taylor will appeal his war crimes conviction. Taylor w...

Stretching the Long Arm of the Law

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 05.03.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

It seems only natural that the international community should crank up judicial machinery to enforce the rule of law against humanity's most heinous crimes in places where no working national court system can provide justice. Let's just get on with it.

Africa's Youths United Can Never be Defeated

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

Mubarak, Irhal! A specter is haunting Africa and the Middle East - the specter of an awesome army of youths on the move, in revolt, marching for free...

After the Fall of African Dictatorships

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

If Africans are to have hope of a better future, they will need to build a fortress of freedom impregnable to the slings and arrows of civilians dictators and the savage musketry of military juntas.