Charles Taylor

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Philip Taylor, son of former African warlord Charles Taylor:  considers himself to be clan chief, charged with clearing the family name. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

Philip Taylor is losing patience with the chickens. They peck at his feet, flapping their wings and clucking furiously. “I’m gonna freakin’ . . .” he (...)

George Weah at home on Rehab Road, Paynesville suburb, Monrovia. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

There’s a kerfuffle in the court of King George. Ex-soccer star George Weah, who is leading the race to become Liberia’s next president, has just issu(...)

Liberian election: George Weah and Jewel Haward-Taylor wave to supporters. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

It’s a big day in Todee, a village deep in the bush of Montserrado County, in Liberia. Locals have packed into its hall to hear the renowned footballe(...)

Takun J (middle) with Adama Dennis (right) at the Redemption Beach compound in Monrovia. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

On Redemption Beach, a small crowd has gathered, agitating for a glimpse of a man they call the “King of Hipco”. Takun J, pioneer of a musical genre(...)

A Cambodian soldier guards timber close to Khmer Rouge lines in Koh Kong province in southwest Cambodia. Photograph: Global Witness

It’s not a very comfortable or comforting experience, talking with Patrick Alley about the state of our world. Global Witness, the organisation he co-(...)

‘Entertaining the public captured my attention more than jumping out of helicopters, selling chicken wings in Mexico, or almost escorting war criminals.’

Ex-army officer Francis Cronin first attracted public attention while living in a tent on the NUI Galway campus, studying for his finals in 2013. His (...)

The legal battle between Lebanese-owned food wholesaler AJA and insurer Cigna Worldwide over losses incurred through looting during Liberia’s first civil war has been running for 25 yearsPhotograph: Patrick Robert/Sygma via Getty Images

In summer 1990, a starving crowd raided 18 stores and warehouses belonging to Abi Jaoudi & Azar Trading (AJA) in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia. A bl(...)

For many it’s a tall order to be asked to believe that, as the late American lawyer-philosopher Ronald Dworkin so neatly put it, “an all-powerful and all-knowing God created the universe, judges human lives, guarantees an afterlife, and responds to prayer”.

Recent controversy about clerical education at Maynooth invites the question whether the Catholic Church in Ireland has still further to fall. A flurr(...)

Documenting wartime human rights violations used to be my job. Over a good few years, working for the United Nations, I witnessed the most appalling a(...)

A girl holds a gun in a truck just prior to a rebel attack in July 2003 outside Monrovia in Liberia. The UN believes arms dealers used HSBC accounts. Photograph: Chris Hondros/Getty

It was a scene of incredible carnage. In July 2003, a recently re-armed rebel group, Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy, resumed its tw(...)

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