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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...

2006-07-18 09:20:45

By Alphonso Toweh MONROVIA (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton has promised to be a roving ambassador for Liberia as the West African country tries to rebuild itself after years of war. "I will do everything in my power to assist Liberia in her reconstruction drive," Clinton said during a visit to the country founded by freed black slaves from America in 1847. "I will be a roving ambassador for Liberia without pay," he said, to rapturous applause from students and members...

2006-06-21 08:38:35

By Peter Murphy MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberians hailed ex-warlord Charles Taylor's transfer for trial at The Hague as offering their war-ravaged country a fresh start and serving as a warning to other African leaders to govern wisely. Taylor was flown from a U.N.-backed Special Court in Sierra Leone on Tuesday to stand trial in The Hague on war crimes charges stemming from his role in Sierra Leone's brutal civil war after fears his presence in the region could trigger unrest. "I am...

2006-06-21 07:11:55

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Former Liberian president Charles Taylor was in jail in The Hague on Wednesday awaiting the start of his war crimes trial after flying to the Netherlands from Sierra Leone. The U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone in Freetown sent Taylor to the Hague, where the court will use the facilities of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The court in the Hague is not involved in the trial but the Sierra Leone court asked to use its facilities because of fears...

2006-06-21 01:34:39

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Former Liberian president Charles Taylor was in jail in The Hague on Wednesday awaiting the start of his war crimes trial after a flight from Sierra Leone. He was flown from the U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone in Freetown on fears a trial there could spur unrest in Sierra Leone or Liberia. Procedures for the trial, which will use the facilities of the International Criminal Court (ICC) -- which is not involved -- were expected to be announced on...

2006-06-20 13:19:38

By Christo Johnson AMSTERDAM/FREETOWN (Reuters) - Former Liberian president Charles Taylor arrived in the Netherlands on Tuesday to face trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, airport officials said. "He arrived in Rotterdam and was picked up by officials from the Foreign Ministry," an airport official said. Taylor will be held at the ICC's Scheveningen detention unit. He faces 11 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity for backing Sierra Leone's...

2006-06-20 12:31:18

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Former Liberian president Charles Taylor has arrived in the Netherlands for his trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Dutch news agency ANP reported on Tuesday. Taylor, who was flown in from the compound of the U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone, has been charged with war crimes. His trial is due be held in The Hague after the United Nations Security Council on June 16 authorized his transfer. The Freetown tribunal had asked the...

2006-06-20 12:24:09

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Former Liberian president Charles Taylor has arrived in the Netherlands for his trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Dutch news agency ANP reported on Tuesday. Taylor, who was flown in from the compound of the U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone, has been charged with war crimes. His trial is due be held in The Hague after the United Nations Security Council on June 16 authorized his transfer.

2006-06-20 12:05:57

By Peter Murphy BO WATERSIDE, Liberia (Reuters) - UNCHR chief Antonio Guterres marked World Refugee Day by welcoming back civilians who fled Liberia's civil war and urging the world to help millions across the planet heading home to a bleak future. The total number of refugees in the world -- 8.4 million people -- is at its lowest in more than a quarter of a century, according to U.N. figures. More than 6 million have returned home over the last four years. But in Liberia, as in...


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Pygmy Hippopotamus, Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis
2012-09-05 10:16:33

The pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis), also known as the pygmy hippo, is native to western areas of Africa. Its range includes Liberia, with smaller populations occurring in Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. It prefers a habitat in swamps and forests, where a body of water is available to keep its skin moisturized. It is a semi-aquatic creature, and can perform tasks such as breeding or giving birth in the water or on land. The pygmy hippo is...

Zebra Tilapia, Tilapia buttikoferi
2009-07-04 15:57:53

The Zebra tilapia (Tilapia buttikoferi) is a fish inhabitant to West Africa, specifically Liberia. This fish is an African tilapiine cichlid. The Zebra tilapia is a freshwater fish that is inclined to streams and rivers. For both aquatic and nutritious reasons, this fish has been imported and bred all over the world. The Zebra tilapia is a stunning cichlid. It is usually white or yellow with black stripes. This fish varies from light to black based on its mood. The stripes seem to fade...

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2007-03-30 00:39:53

Tilapia buttikoferi is an African tilapiine cichlid fish that can be found mainly in West Africa, more specifically Liberia. They are freshwater fish that tend to live in rivers and streams. People have imported and bred these fish throughout the world for both aquatic and nutritious purposes. One spawn can supply an entire city, so breeding these fish is an easy process. The tilapia is a beautiful specimen. The fish is typically yellow or white with black stripes and can vary from very...

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2007-03-26 18:06:20

Anomalochromis thomasi is a species of fish in the family Cichlidae, the only species in the genus Anomalochromis. It is a small cichlid growing to a length of 2.36 to 3.15 in (6 to 8 cm). The natural habitat of A. thomasi is Sierra Leone and Liberia, mainly in smaller streams. The fish are typically found in slightly acidic, oxygen rich water with other West African cichlid genera such as Hemichromis and Pelvicachromis.

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2007-01-19 19:21:25

Long-nosed cusimanse or common cusimanse (Crossarchus obscurus) is a small, diurnal member of the mongoose family. It is sometimes referred to as a dwarf mongoose. Description The long-nosed cusimanse has a vaguely weasel-shaped body with dark brown fur that is thick. It has a wiry texture down the back, and is fine and soft on the underside. It has short legs. It has a short, relatively stiff tail, long claws, small ears, small, dark colored eyes, and an elongated nose. Adult size...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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