ARTICLES RELATING TO CHARLES TAYLOR

Dutch arms dealer used 'blood money' to finance his lavish lifestyle in Cape Town, court hears

2017-12-14 19:30

A Dutch fugitive, convicted of crimes against humanity and selling firearms to former Liberian president Charles Taylor, used "blood money" to fund his extravagant lifestyle, the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court has heard.

Dutch seeks extradition of arms dealer arrested in SA

2017-12-08 22:14

Dutch prosecutors are requesting the extradition of convicted Dutch arms dealer Augustinus Petrus Kouwenhoven, arrested in South Africa, to serve a 19-year sentence for his role in Liberia's bloody civil war.

Fugitive Dutch arms dealer linked to Liberian war nabbed in Cape Town

2017-12-08 16:08

A Dutch fugitive, convicted of selling weapons to former Liberian president Charles Taylor, was arrested after being tracked down to a home in the Cape Town suburb of Fresnaye on Friday.

African leaders driven from power

2017-01-23 08:48

The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh, who has pledged to step down, is one of a long list of African leaders forced out by coups, rebels or popular uprisings.

Nigerian legislators OK offering asylum to Gambia leader

2017-01-13 15:16

Nigerian legislators have voted to offer asylum to Gambia's longtime leader, who is refusing to cede power after losing elections.

Judges reject Charles Taylor call for jail transfer

2015-03-25 20:00

Convicted Liberian ex-president Charles Taylor's request to be transferred from Britain to serve the remainder of a 50-year jail term in Africa has been denied.

 

'Seriously ill' Dutch arms dealer to spend another night in custody

2017-12-13 17:49

A Dutch arms dealer, who faces 19 years in jail in the Netherlands for selling firearms to former Liberian president Charles Taylor, is still in police custody, despite arguing that his continued detention could prove fatal.

Man found guilty of 'war crimes' was granted SA visa, court hears

2017-12-08 21:15

A man, convicted of being an accessory to war crimes for selling weapons to former Liberian president Charles Taylor, has been issued with a temporary visa to stay in South Africa until 2020, the Cape Town Magistrate's Court has heard.

Top Africa stories: Jammeh, Zim, Nigeria

2017-01-23 19:44

Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, and Zimbabwe's education minister says "sport and mass display" will now be a compulsory school subject up to age 16.

No deal in talks to persuade Gambian leader to step down

2017-01-14 17:30

No deal has been reached in last-ditch attempts by a regional mediation team to persuade Gambia's longtime leader to step down.

UN ends sanctions on Liberia

2016-05-25 22:00

The last remaining United Nations sanctions on Liberia have been lifted in a decision the United States said was a tangible sign of how far the West African country had come.

Taylor: Imprisonment in UK breaches my rights

2014-06-19 20:14

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor says his imprisonment in Britain breaches his human rights and has applied to serve the rest of his jail term for war crimes in Rwanda, his lawyer says.

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