From the Washington Post:
Nigeria announced Saturday that it was ready to hand over former Liberian president Charles Taylor to a U.N. tribunal, a move that would make him the first former African head of state to stand trial for crimes against humanity.
The tribunal has accused Taylor of instigating wars that devastated two West African countries, killed 1.2 million people and left millions homeless and maimed. He also allegedly harbored al-Qaeda suicide bombers who attacked the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998. Taylor has been living in exile in the southern Nigerian city of Calabar since he was forced from power under a 2003 accord that ended a rebel assault on Liberia's capital. But Nigeria had resisted extraditing him, arguing he was given refuge under an internationally brokered peace deal.
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