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In the Shadow of Charles Taylor

Duration:
25 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 26 April 2012

Sierra Leonean journalist Amara Bangura travels through Sierra Leone and Liberia for Assignment to meet those who remember the brutality of the Charles Taylor era.

A special court in the Hague has found the former president of Liberia guilty of aiding and abetting crimes against humanity, murder, rape and terrorism in neighbouring Sierra Leone during the brutal civil war in the 1990s.

(Image: Charles Taylor. Credit: Reuters)

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