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Vol 47 No 8

Published 14th April 2006

Sierra Leone

Courting disaster

Arrogance and ineptitude may allow the warlords to get away with murder

When Liberia's ex-President Charles Ghankay Taylor finally arrived at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, he joined nine other indicted war criminals, both rebel commanders whom he is accused of funding and militia leaders that they fought against. Among his former enemies is Samuel Hinga Norman, regarded as a national hero for mobilising traditional hunting societies to push back the rebels.

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