US Jury: Former Somali Colonel Responsible for Torture

A former colonel who served decades ago in the Somali National Army was convicted Tuesday in a U.S. court of being responsible for the torture of a teenager in 1987.

Yusuf Abdi Ali, who now lives in Alexandria, Virginia, served …

Smile Telecoms Appoints New Group Chief Executive Officer

Ahmad Farroukh, Smile Group Executive Director Operations, appointed as Group CEO; Irene Charnley, founder of Smile, appointed as Deputy Chairman.

Smile Telecoms (www.Smilecoms.com), a Pan-African telecommunications group with operations in Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, …

UN Warns Libya is on Verge of Full-Scale Civil War

UNITED NATIONS The top United Nations diplomat for Libya warned Tuesday that the country is on the verge of descending into a full-scale civil war, as a warlord general from the east continues to try to capture the capital from …

Actress Priyanka Chopra Promotes Refugee Education on Ethiopia Visit

ASSOSA, ETHIOPIA Actress Priyanka Chopra is in Ethiopia to promote access to education for refugee children.

Chopra is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations children’s agency. She spoke with The Associated Press after visiting a school for refugees from …

Malawians Vote for President, Lawmakers, Local Councilors

THYOLO, MALAWI Malawians voted for president, members of parliament, and local councilors Tuesday. About 7 million people were expected to cast ballots in 193 constituencies.

Hundreds of people lined up to vote at Goliati polling station in southern Malawi Tuesday …

Malawians Vote for President, Lawmakers, Local Councilors

THYOLO, MALAWI Malawians voted for president, members of parliament, and local councilors Tuesday. About 7 million people were expected to cast ballots in 193 constituencies.

Hundreds of people lined up to vote at Goliati polling station in southern Malawi Tuesday …