Prosecutors trying former Liberian president Charles Taylor for war
crimes at a U.N.-backed court asked judges Thursday to subpoena
supermodel Naomi Campbell to testify about being given uncut diamonds
Voters have been intimidated and opposition candidates harassed ahead
of Ethiopia's national elections on Sunday, opposition members say, a
vote likely to propel the current prime minister — a U.S. ally — into a
second decade of power.
Surrounded by waving banners of blue and red, Haitian President Rene
Preval pledged Tuesday to step down as scheduled next year, rebuking
critics who say he is using the post-earthquake emergency to hold onto
Nelson Mandela reminisced with fellow anti-apartheid activists and met
with top football officials Thursday, one month ahead of South Africa's
upcoming World Cup, which he helped bring to Africa for the first time.
Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua, whose election marked the country's
first peaceful transition of power from one civilian to another, has
died following a debilitating illness that sparked a leadership crisis
in Africa's most populous country. He was 58.