Polls critical to future of democracy in Nigeria, across Africa – U.S.

WASHINGTON, The United States says Nigeria’s presidential elections slated for Feb 23, is critical to the future of democracy in the country and across Africa.

The election was originally to be held Saturday Feb 16 …

South Africa: Citizens can still register to vote

CAPE TOWN, The South African cabinet has called on all eligible voters who have not registered to vote in the upcoming elections to do so at the offices of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), which …

Peace Remains Elusive in Libya

LONDON On February 17, eight years ago, Libyans rose up and launched a rebellion that led to the ouster of autocrat Col. Moammar Gadhafi. The high expectations of what life would be like without Gadhafi …

Pompeo Calls Nigerian Candidates Ahead of Election

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Nigeria’s two leading candidates for president ahead of Saturday’s election and “underscored U.S. support for the Nigerian goal of free, fair, transparent and peaceful elections.”

Pompeo spoke …

Hopes High Before Kenya Ruling on Decriminalizing Gay Sex

NAIROBI, KENYA Members of Kenya’s LGBT community are looking forward to a High Court ruling that might decriminalize gay sex. The impending ruling is raising hopes among LGBT persons across the region.

South of Nairobi, …