Zimbabwe Opposition Official Convicted of False Declaration

HARARE, ZIMBABWE A Zimbabwean court has convicted prominent opposition politician Tendai Biti for announcing that his party’s leader won disputed elections held in July.

Biti was on trial for “unofficial and false declaration of results.” …

In 1 in 4 Elections, African Voters Face Delays

A last-minute decision to delay Nigeria’s general election, now re-scheduled for Saturday, has fueled doubt about the commitment to a free and fair poll in Africa’s most populous country.

For Nigerians, it’s an unwelcome, though …

Pan African Festival Connects African Diaspora Through the Arts

LOS ANGELES More than 100 artisans and 170 films from around the world are being showcased at the 27th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival in Los Angeles.

The multiday event in the largely …

Sudan Lawmakers Cancel Meeting on Constitutional Changes

Sudan’s state-run news agency says a parliamentary committee tasked with amending the constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for another term has abruptly canceled its meeting.

SUNA says the meeting was scheduled for …

AMISOM Unveils Plan to Flush al-Shabab From Somalia Hideouts

Top military commanders of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said Saturday that they had agreed to launch new, targeted military operations against al-Shabab militants in Somalia.

According to AMISOM, the new activities will …

World Bank and IMF Officials Visit Morocco to Prepare for 2021 Annual Meetings in Marrakech

MARRAKECH A high-level team from the World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Marrakech and Rabat from February 14�15 for discussions with the Moroccan Government on preparations for the WBG/IMF Annual Meetings …

Russia, Turkey, Iran Poised to Map Syria’s Future

MOSCOW The leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey are meeting in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi Thursday to discuss the conflict in Syria for the first time since the United States announced its …