This long-awaited verdict against the former Liberian strongman brings some measure of justice to a region ripped apart by brutality, greed, and proxy wars.
Emira Woods, an Institute for Policy Studies expert originally from Liberia, comments on Taylor’s conviction.
Expert Available: Emira Woods comments on Charles Taylor, former head of state of Liberia found guilty of war crimes
Emira Woods, public scholar on Africa, foreign policy, originally from Liberia, available for comment or interview.
Tajudeen Abdulraheem explains President Bush’s Africa trip itinerary.
Fueled by media images of carnage and desperation, a debate has been begun regarding a possible U.S. role in Liberia, but so far it has been all troops or no troops, without adequate attention to the big picture.