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    1. FT Alphaville

      November 28, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Firestone, Charles Taylor and the tragedy of Liberia. - Understanding anti-Keynesians. - If you’re an...

    2. January 5, 2014

      The search for a girl’s best friend at the bottom of the world

      The ups and downs of Hollywood’s greatest love affair were charted through bling. Gifts from Richard Burton to Elizabeth...

    1. September 26, 2013

      Charles Taylor conviction upheld by international appeals court

      An international appeals court has upheld the conviction of former Liberian president Charles Taylor for savage war crimes...

    2. beyondbrics

      January 11, 2013

      Poland: still catching the investor eye

      There has been a lot of gloomy news coming out of Poland over the last few months, but taking a look at markets for bonds...

    3. May 30, 2012

      Sentencing of Taylor sets precedent

      Charles Taylor, the former Liberian president, never set foot in neighbouring Sierra Leone during its civil war from 1991 to...

    4. May 30, 2012

      Charles Taylor sentenced to 50 years

      Charles Taylor, the former Liberian president, has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for aiding war crimes, in a judgment...

    5. May 16, 2012

      Taylor claims ‘conspiracy’ in war crimes trial

      Former Liberian president Charles Taylor, convicted of war crimes last month by an international court in The Hague, has...

    6. April 26, 2012

      Sierra Leone gets its day of justice

      A strong message was sent to tyrants and warlords around the world on Thursday. International justice may be slow, but even...

    7. April 26, 2012

      War victims welcome Taylor verdict

      For those affected by Sierra’s Leone’s brutal war, Charles Taylor’s guilty verdict was a long-awaited moment to savour. “It...

    8. April 26, 2012

      Charles Taylor guilty of aiding war crimes

      Victims of one of Africa’s most brutal wars welcomed the conviction on Thursday of Charles Taylor, the former Liberian...

    9. The World

      April 26, 2012

      In the Picture: Charles Taylor

      Charles Taylor in 1990 (Getty) Update: Charles Taylor, the former Liberian president, was found guilty of aiding and...

    10. April 25, 2012

      Taylor verdict offers closure for Sierra Leone

      When an international court in The Hague hands down its decision on Thursday in the trial of the former Liberian leader...

    11. January 13, 2012

      Drama in the dock

      Some of the most exciting scenes in world drama are trial scenes. Think of Portia, in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice,...

    12. December 7, 2011

      Timber: Loggers frustrated by poor infrastructure

      Insects buzz loudly in the humid heat of Liberia’s deep forest and in the distance a chainsaw whirrs. Heavy rain has...

    13. October 31, 2011

      Small-caps: Patsystems withdraws forecasts

      Trading software maker Patsystems dropped 11.7 per cent to 10¼p following the collapse of MF Global, its largest customer....

    14. October 7, 2011

      Nobel Peace Prize honours women activists

      The Liberian president, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen have won the...

    15. September 27, 2011

      Dickens, Mrs Duffy and a big dilemma for the left

      This week, the cerebral Ed Miliband attempts to impose his authority on a fractious Labour Party coming to terms with...

    16. June 27, 2011

      ICC issues arrest warrant for Gaddafi

      War crimes judges have ordered the arrest of Muammer Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, and two of his closest lieutenants, adding...

    17. June 15, 2011

      Former Mandela fund chief not guilty

      Jeremy Ractliffe, the former chief executive of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, to whom supermodel Naomi Campbell...

    18. May 30, 2011

      Comment: Silence over a post-Gaddafi Libya

      As the flamboyant dictator of a small African country digs in against a rebel uprising and western political and military...

    19. April 29, 2011

      Chasing the Devil

      Chasing the Devil: On Foot Through Africa’s Killing Fields, by Tim Butcher, Vintage, RRP£8.99, 336 pages In 1989, Charles...

    20. March 10, 2011

      Taylor’s defence hits at witness payments

      Charles Taylor’s defence team in his war crimes trial argued on Thursday that the prosecution’s case against the former...

    21. March 1, 2011

      Sit with dictators but sup with a long spoon

      Britain rightly took credit for persuading Libya to give up its weapons programme. As a result, and not least because of its...

    22. November 19, 2010

      Agony Uncle: Tyrants and lederhosen

      Sir David Tang, globetrotter, entrepreneur, and the man about too many towns to mention, divides his time between homes in...

    23. November 16, 2010

      Viktor Bout extradited to the US

      Viktor Bout, the alleged arms dealer, has lost his 30-month fight against extradition from Thailand to the US. Mr Bout,...

    24. October 5, 2010

      Bout moves closer to extradition to US

      Viktor Bout, the alleged arms dealer, has moved closer to being sent to the US for trial after a Thai court dismissed...

    25. August 19, 2010

      Mandela trustee steps down over diamonds

      The former head of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund was asked to step down after admitting he kept uncut diamonds...

    26. August 18, 2010

      Ex-Mandela fund chief quits over diamonds

      Jeremy Ractliffe, the former head of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, said on Wednesday he would step down as a trustee...

    27. August 14, 2010

      Well-rested Sir Philip ready to cut

      Prime minister David Cameron’s new Whitehall cost-cutter Sir Philip Green sounded irritated when asked whether the UK would...

    28. August 11, 2010

      The magic of celebrity fairy dust

      Foreign affairs can be tricky to understand. The countries are so far away. And so foreign. Is it any wonder much of the...

    29. August 11, 2010

      Naomi is good for copy but not for justice

      If Hague prosecutors hoped Naomi Campbell would provide a smoking gun to convict former Liberian president Charles Taylor of...

    30. August 10, 2010

      Resource curse inflames W Africa suffering

      Cocoa pods being harvested in Ivory Coast: the region yields minerals, timber and raw materials in prodigious quantities It...

    31. August 10, 2010

      Taylor war crimes witness forced to backtrack

      The former agent for Naomi Campbell on Tuesday backtracked on claims that she had heard Charles Taylor, former Liberian...

    32. August 9, 2010

      Farrow casts doubt on Campbell diamond claims

      Actress Mia Farrow gives evidence at the Sierra Leone war crimes court Testimony given on Monday by actress Mia Farrow and...

    33. August 6, 2010

      Trial holds key to extending arm of international law

      It took a cameo appearance by the supermodel Naomi Campbell to attract the world’s attention, but the trial of Charles...

    34. August 6, 2010

      Campbell’s mystery diamonds handed to police

      Jeremy Ractliffe, the former chief executive of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, kept uncut diamonds given to him by...

    35. August 5, 2010

      Naomi Campbell testifies at Taylor trial

      Model witness: Naomi Campbell gives evidence in the Charles Taylor war crimes trial Naomi Campbell, the British supermodel,...

    36. December 17, 2009

      Credit Suisse channelled $2bn through US system

      Credit Suisse moved almost $2bn through the US financial system for up to 20 years on behalf of customers from Iran, Sudan...

    37. December 17, 2009

      Credit Suisse steered $2bn through US

      Credit Suisse moved almost $2bn through the US financial system for up to 20 years on behalf of customers from Iran, Sudan...

    38. December 9, 2009

      India builds on Sudanese oil interests

      India is in talks with Sudan about increasing its energy interests there, the Indian government said yesterday, having...

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