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The sentencing of Charles Taylor to 50 years in prison at a specially convened international court in The Hague in one sense closes a chapter on Sierra's Leone bloody war - a war that lasted 11 years and killed around 50,000 people.

Last Modified: 30 May 2012 18:00

Multimillion-dollar structure is a little bubble of escapism in a place where the harsh reality of life is still inescapable for some South Africans.

Last Modified: 24 May 2012 22:00

As one of Lord's Resistance Army's most wanted commanders is captured, questions remain about the whereabouts of the elusive rebel chief Kony.

Last Modified: 14 May 2012 07:33

Necklacing, a brutal apartheid-era murder method, is making a comeback as some victims of social injustice take the law in their own hands.

Last Modified: 13 May 2012 14:16

Complaints about vagueness and complexities of election process and lack of public awareness, but hope still in participation of a million voters, tens of parties and thousands of candidates.

Last Modified: 12 May 2012 21:26

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