All 1 entries tagged Africa

View all 62 entries tagged Africa on Warwick Blogs | View entries tagged Africa at Technorati | There are no images tagged Africa on this blog

June 16, 2006

Britain vows to imprison the tyrants of Africa

Britain has agreed to imprison Charles Taylor, former president of Liberia, if he is found guilty of war crimes by the Hague, so says the Times.

As if we need more evidence of the inherent nationalism in the Times, it's saying that "critics" (for this read, the Times) will be up in arms about the "cost to the tax payer of £70,000 a year".

As the article breifly mentioned later on, Britain has spent £60 million in aid aimed at restoring order to Liberia, so £70,000 to ensure that a man who, if he's found guilty, had a large contribution to that mess during the civil war is not such a high price to pay. If he continues to be held in Sierra Leone, it can only be further destabalizing for West Africa.

I think it's refreshing to see such a gesture of commitment to international justice. We should be proud.


Our Society

This is the blog of the International Current Affairs Society at Warwick. Any member can contribute, and anybody at all can comment on the entries.

Please see the ‘About Us’ link to find out more information about what we do.

March 2021

Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Feb |  Today  |
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31            

Search this blog

Blog archive

Loading…
RSS2.0 Atom

Most recent comments

  • Perhaps the monitors were paid more because they would need to be relatively strong and smart. If yo… by on this entry
  • these 'firms' would hire a 16th man, who would typically be paid more then the others It would inte… by on this entry
  • Many one–way systems in this country have been designed with only motorists in mind. In countries su… by on this entry
  • I think the funniest thing about this was boris johson's responce. When asked what he thought he sai… by Scott on this entry
  • all part of getting rid of the small farmers independence. example, USA 1930's. on my travels, i not… by cal on this entry

Tags

Tracker

Not signed in
Sign in

Powered by BlogBuilder
© MMXXI