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Sierra Leone war crime witnesses recount horrors

A woman who was forced to watch a militia torture and execute her two brothers described her ordeal to journalists last week under a new initiative launched by the Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC).

Sierra Leone requests extradition of civil war wild cats

Sierra Leone has called on neighbouring Liberia to arrest and extradite notorious ringleaders of war crimes committed during the country's decade-long civil war.

Manners and mores: Egypt's 'George Eliot' in bloom

Egyptian novelist, Ahdaf Soueif is a study in multiculturalism. She looks at the world through Egyptian eyes, and writes English fiction in an Arab hand.

'Truth' commission offers fresh hope for civil war victims

Sierra Leone's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has begun a long battle to secure justice for victims of the country's bloody civil war.

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