Entries by Charlie Habershon from 04/2012

Defining Sierra Leone's Past, Present and Future

| Posted 04.25.2012 | UK

Friday marks the 51st year of Sierra Leone's independence from British rule, a day when Sierra Leoneans get together and party hard.

Charles Taylor Trial: Sierra Leone Gave Its Verdict Long Ago

| Posted 04.27.2012 | UK

Sierra Leoneans have an unrivalled ability to forgive and forget. Their focus is on overcoming the challenges of everyday life and rebuilding the country to fulfil its clear potential. The trial could be viewed as an unwelcome reminder of the past. A lot can be learnt from the civil war and I think the streets of Freetown, not The Hague, is the best place to start.