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  • Liberia: Remembering

     
    Ten years ago the bloody siege of Monrovia marked the culmination of a brutal civil war in Liberia, a West African country originally established as a colony for freed African-American slaves. Photojournalists who covered the battles in Liberia's...
  • Activists seeking to stop illegal fishing gather in South Africa

    Activists seeking to stop illegal fishing gather in South Africa
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Illegal fishing off Africa -- often by ships from wealthy nations like South Korea -- costs the continent millions of dollars a year, with poor West African nations among the hardest hit. Activists and environmental...
  • Hans Massaquoi dies at 87; wrote of growing up black in Nazi Germany

    Hans Massaquoi, a former managing editor of Ebony magazine who wrote a distinctive memoir about his unusual childhood growing up black in Nazi Germany, died in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, his 87th birthday. He had been hospitalized over the...
  • Sia Nyorkor

    Sia Nyorkor
    Email Sia: snyorkor@kwch.com Like Sia on Facebook: Sia Nyorkor Facebook Follow Sia on Twitter:  @KWCHSia Sia joined KWCH in October 2012 as a Multimedia Reporter and is thrilled to be back in the Mighty Midwest!  Born and raised in Indianapolis,...
  • State's Reputation For Openness Must Be Sore Spot

    Some Connecticut leaders must be ashamed. That can be the only reason they continue to conspire to diminish the state's worldwide reputation as a leader in freedom of information laws. Year after year, friends of liberty look to Connecticut for...
  • Three women, two Liberians and a Yemeni, win Nobel Peace Prize

    Three women, two Liberians and a Yemeni, win Nobel Peace Prize
    Three women from Africa and the Middle East who symbolize nonviolent struggles to improve their nations and advance the role of women's rights were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. Sharing the award were Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf,...
  • Ugandans pull Kony spotlight to mysterious nodding disease

     
    In the flurry of attention that a viral video on notorious militia leader Joseph Kony has drawn to Uganda, some Ugandans are trying to pull the international spotlight instead to nodding disease, a fatal and mysterious illness that plagues thousands of...
  • Former Liberian President Charles Taylor gets 50 years for war crimes

     
    Former Liberian President Charles Taylor gets 50 years for war crimes: Former Liberian President Charles Taylor, 64, will likely spend the rest of his life in jail after a U.N.-backed court sentenced him to 50 years in jail for aiding and abetting war...
  • Liberia's Charles Taylor guilty of aiding, abetting war crimes

     
    Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is found guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity. Taylor faces a possible life sentence for his role in arming ruthless rebels in neighboring Sierra Leone in exchange for "blood...
  • Former prosecutor hails Charles Taylor guilty verdict

     
    Founding prosecutor the the Special Court for Sierra Leone, David M. Crane, hails Charles Taylor's guilty verdict for war crimes: David M. Crane, founding prosecutor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, said Thursday’s conviction of former...
  • Liberia's Leymah Gbowee: The power of the powerless

    Liberia's Leymah Gbowee: The power of the powerless
    Friday morning, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee — along with her country's president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Yemeni activist Tawakul Karman — was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. A decade ago, this moment would have seemed unthinkable....
  • Anthony Bourdain dishes on 'The Layover' and life as a TV foodie

     
    Anthony Bourdain, the chef-turned-writer-turned-gonzo-television host, has judged “Top Chef,” hosted “No Reservations” and written for “Treme.” He talked over lunch in New York (sausage baguette and beer) and later...