Sierra Leone en Africa Tourism: Sierra Leone sells beaches not blood diamonds FREETOWN — Sierra Leone enters international tourist market with adventure tourism and ecotourism under its belt. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Sierra Leone Travel/Tourism Emerging Markets Wed, 25 Jan 2012 11:29:42 +0000 Lynn Morris 5687188 at New oil discovered off Liberia and Sierra Leone coasts <p> Drillers converged on West African shores five years ago after one of the continent&rsquo;s biggest oil fields was discovered off Ghana.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Africa Energy Liberia Sierra Leone Business Energy Tue, 21 Feb 2012 20:57:08 +0000 Luke Browne 5692758 at 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.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Liberia Sierra Leone War Chatter Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:23:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5701944 at 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.”<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa BeNeLux Sierra Leone World Leaders Wed, 30 May 2012 12:47:00 +0000 Luke Browne 5706125 at 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.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Liberia Sierra Leone World Leaders Tue, 19 Jun 2012 14:47:45 +0000 Luke Browne 5708422 at 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. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Sierra Leone Elections Sat, 17 Nov 2012 18:24:00 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5726350 at 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.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sierra Leone Elections Sun, 25 Nov 2012 00:31:00 +0000 Jill Langlois 5727037 at