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The Sierra Leone Special courtroom in Freetown will on Monday, June 11 be the venue of a contempt trial former RUF rebel member accused of attempting to tamper with prosecution witnesses, who testified against convicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor.
By William Selmah/WADR Correspondent
A program marking the official presentation of a book on ‘Strategies and Techniques of Prosecuting Economic and Financial Crimes’ has taken place in Abuja, Nigeria, with a call for concerted effort to combat economic and financial crimes.
The former Defense Minister under former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, Moise Lida Kouassi is on Thursday facing interrogation in the main city, Abidjan after his extradition from Togo on Wednesday.
By Kofi Agyepong/WADR Correspondent
Ghana’s police say they have seized a big quantity of weapons entering the country from neighbouring Ivory Coast.
A statement from Ghana police service today said the weapons include AK-47 rifles and other dangerous weapons, which were on board a truck.
By Mohamed Konneh/WADR Correspondent
For the first time, women from across Sierra Leone have converged on the capital, Freetown for a three-day national conference on women’s rights to land and access to justice.
The Liberian government has denied Human Rights Watch (HRW) claims that it has failed to investigate and prosecuted dozens of Liberian mercenaries and Ivorian militants who crossed into Liberia, after allegedly committing war crimes during Ivory Coast post-election crisis.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) claims that armed militants hostile to the Ivorian government have been recruiting Liberian children inside Liberia.
The New York based rights group in a report released on Wednesday that Liberian authorities have failed to investigate and prosecute...
The Macky Sall government in Senegal has assured that it will give former Chadian President Hissen Habre a fair and equitable trial, as the country’s Justice Ministry announced plans to try him for war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture.
Eleven years after the official declaration of the end of Sierra Leone’s civil war, Charles Ghankay Taylor was sentenced today to 50 years imprisonment by the Special Court for Sierra Leone sitting in The Hague. Taylor was unanimously found guilty on April 26 th , 2012 of all eleven counts of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and serious violations of international humanitarian law.
Convicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor, age 64, has on Wednesday been sentenced to 50 years in jail by the United Nations-backed Sierra Leone war crimes court siting in The Hague, Netherlands.
"Mr. Taylor benefitted from this terror and the destruction," said the presiding Judge of the court Richard Lussick before announcing his 50 years jail term.....