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Sierra Leone Civil War

From the Ashes of War, Seeds of Peace

Ban Ki-moon | Posted 05.07.2014 | World
Ban Ki-moon

Not long ago, the West African nation of Sierra Leone was home to the world's biggest peacekeeping mission. Today, troops from that country are donning blue helmets and serving the UN in other hotspots around the globe.

The Road to Resilience

Amy Spies | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amy Spies

"Why {are} some people...able to survive the worst and others aren't?" CNN's Anderson Cooper wondered after Cleveland kidnap victim Michelle Knight bravely confronted her adductor Ariel Castro in court.

Message of Accountability for Murderous Leaders?

David Tereshchuk | Posted 07.31.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

For the world at large the decision should mean vicious despots around the world will sense that their apparent impunity is now threatened by a world which can and will call them to account. The emphasis there is on "should."

Prosecution Wants 80 Years For President

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 07.03.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM — Former Liberian president Charles Taylor deserves an 80-year sentence for the war crimes he was convicted of last week, including ai...