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2008-10-21 09:00:37

TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sierra Gold Corporation (Pink Sheets:SGCP) announced today discovery of diamonds on the Sewa River with the 8" dredge purchased from a South African company. The dredging operation produced over 10 carats of diamonds valued at US$110 per carat from its initial test run. Gold has also been collected and its values are presently being assessed. This equipment has the capability to process up to 50 tons per hour. Sierra Leone is a major exporter of...

2006-07-21 09:00:27

By Emma Thomasson THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Charles Taylor is not happy about conditions in the Hague jail he was moved to last month, his lawyer said on Friday as the former Liberian president appeared in court for the first time since he left Sierra Leone. Defense lawyer Karim Khan told the U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone, which will try Taylor for war crimes, that his client could not make phone calls as freely as he could in Freetown, lockdown hours were "far more...

2006-07-21 07:11:28

By Emma Thomasson THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Charles Taylor is not happy about conditions in the Hague jail he was moved to last month, his lawyer said on Friday as the former Liberian president appeared in court for the first time since he left Sierra Leone. Defense lawyer Karim Khan told the U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone, which will try Taylor for war crimes, that his client could not make phone calls as freely as he could in Freetown, lockdown hours were more draconian and...

2006-06-16 06:49:45

By Christo Johnson FREETOWN (Reuters) - Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor could be transferred to The Hague within weeks to stand trial for war crimes, the Sierra Leonean tribunal where he is being held said on Friday. Britain promised on Thursday to jail Taylor, one of Africa's most feared warlords, if he is found guilty, paving the way for the trial to move to the Netherlands from the U.N.-backed war crimes court in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown. The Freetown tribunal had...

2006-06-16 05:52:26

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor could be transferred to The Hague within weeks to stand trial for war crimes, the Sierra Leonean tribunal where he is being held said on Friday. Britain promised on Thursday to jail Taylor, one of Africa's most feared warlords, if he is found guilty, paving the way for the trial to move to the Netherlands from the U.N.-backed war crimes court in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown. The Freetown tribunal had asked the...

2006-05-13 14:34:11

FREETOWN (Reuters) - One U.S. citizen and three Sierra Leoneans have been detained in Freetown on conspiracy charges after attempting to photograph the U.N.-backed special court holding Liberia's former strongman Charles Taylor. A magistrate ordered the four men to be detained in Freetown's Pademba Road prison on Friday, charged with conspiracy and inspecting a prohibited area, court sources said. The sources identified the American as Michael Chemidlin and the three Sierra Leoneans...

2006-04-04 05:46:36

By Nick Tattersall FREETOWN (Reuters) - Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor is hunting for lawyers to defend him after pleading not guilty to war crimes at a U.N.-backed court in Sierra Leone, his advisors say. Africa's most feared warlord pleaded innocent on Monday to 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role backing rebels who raped and mutilated civilians and recruited child soldiers during Sierra Leone's 1991-2002 civil war. From his heavily-guarded...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.