A collection of news and information related to Sierra Leone published by this site and its partners.
Displaying items 1-12 of 51 » View latimes.com items only1 2 3 4 5 Next >
Frank Ocean stood alone onstage, his now trademark headband wrapped tightly, to sing "Forrest Gump" on a set that made it seem as though he were on an outdoor treadmill. The singer had won two Grammys, had thanked an audience that was just getting to...
Tags: Wiz Khalifa, Kanye West, Theater, Genres, Frank Ocean
World NowFormer Liberian President Charles Taylor gets 50 years for war crimes: Former Liberian President Charles Taylor, 64, will likely spend the rest of his life in jail after a U.N.-backed court sentenced him to 50 years in jail for aiding and abetting war...
World NowCharles Taylor's defense lawyers says 80 years jail "excessive": Defense lawyers for former Liberian president, Charles Taylor, convicted of last month of war crimes, said Friday the 80-year jail sentence sought by the prosecution was too harsh. Taylor,...
World NowFormer Liberian President Charles Taylor is found guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity. Taylor faces a possible life sentence for his role in arming ruthless rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone in exchange for "blood...
World NowFounding prosecutor the the Special Court for Sierra Leone, David M. Crane, hails Charles Taylor's guilty verdict for war crimes: David M. Crane, founding prosecutor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, said Thursday’s conviction of former...
As a Culver City art gallery owner and marketing and advertising executive, Lisa Schultz wondered whether there was anything she could do about the plight of disabled men, women and children in Sierra Leone. Many had lost limbs during unspeakable...
When the power went out that night, Dr. Ibrahim Thorlie was operating on his fifth patient of the day in a maternity hospital with a shortage of antibiotics and running water. His colleague was doing an emergency caesarean in the next room. In the...
L.A. UnleashedAt Florida's Zoo Miami, the recent birth of a pygmy hippopotamus is cause for big excitement. The baby, a female, is the first of her species to be born at the zoo in more than two decades and the first......
Reporting from Bissau, Guinea-BissauAs a senior police official, Edmundo Mendes' job is to arrest the South American cocaine traffickers who use his troubled West African country, with its starry array of remote islands, as a transit point for drug shipments bound for Europe. It hasn't been...
Tags: Auction Service, Africa, Europe, Restraint of Trade, Portugal
Greetings from a war zone that's not Iraq. And not Afghanistan either. I'm checking in from West Africa, where I've been working with women in three neighboring countries, all recently torn apart by civil wars: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast....
Tags: Africa, Rape, Diseases and Illnesses, Civil Rights, Uterus
Can monsters be deterred? Or are the people who commit the most unthinkable crimes against humanity mass murder, torture, genocide so hell-bent on evil that the normal considerations of common criminals, such as fear of being caught, don't apply? If...
The Island Packet OnlineDr. Emory Campbell took the audience by surprise when he stood to speak at Penn Center's 10th annual 1862 Circle Gala on Saturday night. It wasn't what he said as much as what he sang. "You are beautiful, beautiful," the executive director emeritus...
Feb 11, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
May 30, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
May 11, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
Apr 26, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
Apr 26, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
Sep 21, 2011 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Nov 15, 2009 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Nov 24, 2010 | Los Angeles Times
Nov 16, 2009 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Feb 17, 2008 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Aug 2, 2007 |Story| Los Angeles Times
May 19, 2013 |Story| McClatchy-Tribune
Original site for Sierra Leone topic gallery.