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Court upholds 50 years for Liberia’s Taylor | AP.org

An international war crimes court upheld the conviction and 50-year sentence of former Liberian President Charles Taylor for aiding rebels in Sierra Leone, ruling Thursday that his financial, material and tactical support fueled horrendous crimes against civilians. The appeals chamber of the Special Court for Sierra Leone kept the 65-year-old Taylor’s conviction on 11 counts of war crimes and crimes ...

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Peace Is Not Sustainable in Liberia When the People Are Hungry: Liberia: Lawmaker | allAfrica.com

Grand Bassa County Representative, Byron Brown, has asserted that peace cannot be sustained and maintained in the midst of abject poverty in the Liberian society. According to him, the fragile peace of Liberia cannot be upheld when vast majority of citizens continue to “go to bed hungry.” He said the peace and stability of Liberia is not properly guaranteed when ...

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Women waging peace | Harvard Gazette

After “the women of Liberia got to the [negotiating] table, we’ve had 10 years of peace," Julia Duncan-Cassell (standing), Liberia’s minister of gender and development, told a Harvard Kennedy School audience. Among the panelists were moderator Swanee Hunt (from far left), Sabrina Saqeb (not seen), Wafa Bugaighis, Rajaa Altalli, Ja Nan Lahtaw, and Sofi Ospina. (Katherine Taylor/Harvard Staff Photographer)

At a packed John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School recently, six female leaders discussed how they’re waging peace and promoting inclusiveness in their war-ravaged nations. Moderator Swanee Hunt, the Eleanor Roosevelt Lecturer in Public Policy and former U.S. ambassador to Austria, facilitated a compelling discussion of how peace is a core women’s issue and why women need roles in resolving national conflicts.

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Liberia has ‘turned the corner’ towards lasting peace, its President declares at UN | United Nations News Centre

26 September 2012 – Ten years after the end of Liberia’s brutal civil war, the country has made tremendous progress on the path to lasting peace and stability, its President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, told the United Nations General Assembly today, while adding that serious challenges remain. “As Liberia moves toward its tenth year of sustained peace, we can state with conviction ...

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