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Meteorologists know seasons are predictable. In the weather world, spring is always followed by summer. But the political world is different. Spring can proceed to summer, or it can lead to a sudden onset of winter. That was the case this year in the...
Some 30 years ago, I was walking the dry, hot, dusty streets of Berbera, Somalia. I was a young U.S. Navy sailor and our ship had pulled in to meet a destroyer tender for some essential repairs. We had been given a few precious hours of liberty, a gift...
World NowFormer Liberian President Charles Taylor gets 50 years for war crimes: Former Liberian President Charles Taylor, 64, will likely spend the rest of his life in jail after a U.N.-backed court sentenced him to 50 years in jail for aiding and abetting war...
World NowCharles Taylor's defense lawyers says 80 years jail "excessive": Defense lawyers for former Liberian president, Charles Taylor, convicted of last month of war crimes, said Friday the 80-year jail sentence sought by the prosecution was too harsh. Taylor,...
World NowFormer Liberian President Charles Taylor is found guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity. Taylor faces a possible life sentence for his role in arming ruthless rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone in exchange for "blood...
World NowFounding prosecutor the the Special Court for Sierra Leone, David M. Crane, hails Charles Taylor's guilty verdict for war crimes: David M. Crane, founding prosecutor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, said Thursday’s conviction of former...
Turn It UpSierra Leone Refugee All-Stars: Originally based in West African refugee camps after escaping from a bloody civil war in their homeland, this group has come to international fame with their plaintive harmony vocals and exuberant dance grooves, 10 p.m....
L.A. UnleashedAt Florida's Zoo Miami, the recent birth of a pygmy hippopotamus is cause for big excitement. The baby, a female, is the first of her species to be born at the zoo in more than two decades and the first......
Even after receiving a medical degree in Chicago, Dr. Samuel Kormoi did not perceive his success as an immigrant until he returned to his native village in Sierra Leone after a decade of civil war. It was 2006. Where a bustling village marketplace stood...
Frank Ocean stood alone onstage, his now trademark headband wrapped tightly, to sing "Forrest Gump" on a set that made it seem as though he were on an outdoor treadmill. The singer had won two Grammys, had thanked an audience that was just getting to...
WSBT-TVST. JOSEPH COUNTY – A man accused of murdering a Mishawaka woman, then running away to Africa, was in court on Wednesday afternoon for the first time. 19-year old William Karimu of Mishawaka appeared in court by video conference wearing a navy blue...
It's hard to think of a more harrowing inspiration for a band than that of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars. The West African group met in a Guinean refugee camp after fleeing the brutal, decade-long civil war in their native Sierra Leone. But rather than...
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