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Sierra Leone re-elects President Ernest Bai Koroma, opposition says election flawed

Koroma, 59, easily won the election with 59 percent of the vote, beating his closest competitor, Sierra Leone People's Party's candidate Julius Maada Bio, who had 37 percent.

Sierra Leone elections: Voters cast their ballots

Incumbent President Ernest Bai Koroma is running for reelection against eight candidates, including ex-military leader Julius Maada Bio, BBC News reported.

Liberia's ex-President Charles Taylor to appeal war crimes conviction

In April the Special Court for Sierra Leone found Charles Taylor guilty on 11 counts in connection with atrocities including rape and murder during Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war, in which some 50,000 people were killed and thousands more badly mutilated.

Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia, sentenced to 50 years

The prosecution at the UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone had asked for a sentence of not less than 80 years, which Charles Taylor and his defence counsel had called “manifestly disproportionate and excessive.”

Chatter: Charles Taylor aided Sierra Leone war crimes

Charles Taylor, the former Liberian president, has been found guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the brutal Sierra Leone civil war. Taylor, who stood trial at a special court in The Hague, was accused of trading diamonds from Sierra Leone for weapons he channeled to rebels.
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Charles Taylor, the former Liberian president, has been found guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes during the brutal Sierra Leone civil war. Taylor, who stood trial at a special court in The Hague, was accused of trading diamonds from Sierra Leone for weapons he channeled to rebels.
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New oil discovered off Liberia and Sierra Leone coasts

Drillers converged on West African shores five years ago after one of the continent’s biggest oil fields was discovered off Ghana.

Africa Tourism: Sierra Leone sells beaches not blood diamonds

FREETOWN — Sierra Leone enters international tourist market with adventure tourism and ecotourism under its belt.
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