Category Archives: Legal Matters

After Taliban, Will Al-Shabab Negotiate?

The Taliban and the United States have reached an unlikely agreement which will allow some U.S. troops to leave Afghanistan, and pave the way for a dialogue with the Afghan government for what could be a historic process to solve the country’s long-run…

US Warns of Possible Terrorist Attack in Nairobi

The United States warned Thursday of a possible terrorist attack on a hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi said terrorist groups may be plotting an attack against a major hotel in the capital. The embassy did not disclose the name of th…

Rains Bring Relief as Water Again Flows Through Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls

VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE – After a long and unsettling dry spell, the water at Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls is flowing again, fed by rains upstream in Angola and Namibia. But experts say global warming is having a huge impact across Africa, and the contin…

Africa Braces for Coronavirus as Delay Offers Time to Prepare

LONDON – Africa is braced for a potential coronavirus pandemic, as experts warn health systems on the continent could be overwhelmed. Beyond its source in China, outbreaks have hit South Korea, Iran and Italy, with cases detected in dozens of other cou…

Preserving Black History in America, A Life’s Work

WASHINGTON – Tourists walk through an old Victorian-style row house in Washington’s most historic African American neighborhood. As they move through rooms and up narrow stairwells, many are unaware the man who lived and worked here established the fir…

South African President’s Speech Upstaged Again by Opposition Protest, Walkout

JOHANNESBURG – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa barely got out the first sentence of his annual State of the Nation Address before the inevitable happened: commotion in the gallery, led by the Economic Freedom Fighters.The far-left political par…

US Military Downgrades Efforts Against Extremists in Sahel

JOHANNESBURG – The U.S. military has switched from trying to degrade Islamic extremist groups in West Africa’s sprawling Sahel region to merely trying to contain them as their deadly threat increases, a new U.S. government report says.The quarterly rep…

Arrest Warrant Issued for Ex-South African President Jacob Zuma

An arrest warrant has been issued for former South African President Jacob Zuma after he failed to appear for a scheduled court appearance Tuesday on corruption charges. Zuma is accused of accepting bribes from French arms manufacturer Thales, which s…