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Africa: The Hague Trials. Of mockery, anger and prejudice

By Aloysius AGENDIA

Ever since the trial of  Charles Taylor, the former President of Liberia  began, prosecutors at the Special Court at The Hague  had been waiting for the  day the British supermodel Noami Campbell would testify against Mr Taylor,  by admitting that Taylor gave her blood diamonds. The D-day happened on Thursday August 05, 2010 as Noami testified. She did admit that something  was given to her.  Taylor is accused among other crimes of selling Sierra Leonian diamond to purchase weapons and in turn supporting the RUF rebels in Sierra Leone. These rebels together with Taylor’s forces are said to have caused havoc in Sierra Leone and Liberia in the 90s.

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