According to his defence team, Charles Taylor is "stoic" about today's verdict and is considering an appeal.
I spoke to David Crane, the former Prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone, who originally indicted Charles Taylor. He described today's verdict as a victory for the people of Sierra Leone above all.
I also spoke to one of the many thousands of victims of Sierra Leone's civil war. Edward Conteh is President of the Amputee and War-Wounded Association in Sierra Leone and he told me that he won't be completely satisfied until Taylor is sentenced on 30th May.
The former Liberian president Charles Taylor was today found guilty of 'aiding and abetting' war crimes during Sierra Leone's civil war
The former Prime Minister Tony Blair has told ITV News that the UK played a strong role in freeing the country from 'gangster and thugs'
Charles Taylor is a former warlord-turned-president. He led a rebel group to that fought to overthrow the government of Liberia in 1997.