Detained Former Al-Shabab Commander Says Detention Political

A former al-Shabab commander who is under house arrest in Somalia says he is being held to prevent him from seeking elected office.Mukhtar Robow Ali, popularly known as Abu Mansour, was the deputy leader of al-Shabab and had been sought by the United S…

Detained Former Al-Shabab Commander Says Detention Political

A former al-Shabab commander who is under house arrest in Somalia says he is being held to prevent him from seeking elected office.Mukhtar Robow Ali, popularly known as Abu Mansour, was the deputy leader of al-Shabab and had been sought by the United S…

UN Security Council Mission Visits Mali, Urges February Vote

A U.N. Security Council mission that is visiting Mali this weekend to assess the security situation is urging the country’s authorities to set elections for February to meet agreements reached with a West African regional bloc after a coup last year.Th…

UN Security Council Mission Visits Mali, Urges February Vote

A U.N. Security Council mission that is visiting Mali this weekend to assess the security situation is urging the country’s authorities to set elections for February to meet agreements reached with a West African regional bloc after a coup last year.Th…

Pope: Don’t Send Migrants Back to Libya and ‘Inhumane’ Camps

Pope Francis on Sunday made an impassioned plea to end the practice of returning migrants rescued at sea to Libya and other unsafe countries where they suffer “inhumane violence.”Francis also waded into a highly contentious political debate in Europe, …

US Envoy Meets Sudanese Leaders, Reaffirms Support for Democracy

CAIRO — A U.S. envoy underlined Washington’s support for a democratic transition to civilian rule in Sudan on Saturday during talks with the head of its ruling council and the prime minister, the U.S. embassy in Khartoum said.It tweeted that Jeffrey Fe…