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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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    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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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,...

  11. 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...

  12. 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....

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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,...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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,...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. December 8, 2009

    India builds on Sudanese oil interests

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

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