| Oct 2, 2014
| 9:16 PM
State Sen. Donne Trotter testified in federal court Thursday that he never authorized a South Side man to sign letters on his behalf promising top Zimbabwe officials that he would lobby President Barack Obama to end U.S. sanctions against the African...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Lawyers for a Chicago man charged with illegally lobbying on behalf of the violent and oppressive regime of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe are asking a federal judge for permission to take a videotaped deposition of Mugabe when he’s in New York...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 2:32 PM
A Chicago man charged with illegally lobbying on behalf of the violent and oppressive regime of Zimbabwe’s longtime president alleged today in a court filing that a 2006 Capitol Hill meeting between a senior Zimbabwean official, then-U.S. Sen....
| Aug 21, 2014
| 10:04 AM
A well-known South Side activist and restaurateur was sentenced to seven months in prison today for violating federal law by lobbying on behalf of the violent and oppressive regime of Zimbabwe's longtime president in spite of U.S. economic sanctions....
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
With about 50 African leaders coming to town for a summit and massive gala dinner at the White House this week, the Obama administration had to adjust for a last-minute party spoiler: the deadly Ebola virus.
Two West African heads of state, Nobel...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:29 PM
The Obama administration erred on the side of inclusion in deciding which leaders to invite to its ambitious U.S.-Africa summit this week — at least in the view of human rights advocates.
The guest list featured some of Africa's nastiest tyrants,...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Lawyers for a Chicago man charged with illegally lobbying on behalf of the oppressive regime in Zimbabwe want to cross-examine Illinois state Sen. Donne Trotter about a cash bribe that was allegedly passed to him as part of an undercover FBI sting five...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:00 PM
A well-known South Side activist and restaurateur pleaded guilty Friday to violating federal law by lobbying on behalf of the violent and oppressive regime of Zimbabwe’s longtime president in spite of U.S. economic sanctions.
Prince Asiel Ben...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Less than a year after disgraced former Rep. Mel Reynolds ran a failed bid for Congress under the slogan of “redemption,” the convicted sex offender is again facing allegations of sexual misconduct, this time in Zimbabwe, according to...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Mel Reynolds, a former congressman from Illinois, was arrested in Zimbabwe after he was accused of immigration violations and allegedly found in possession of pornography, state media reported Tuesday.
Reynolds, who resigned from Congress when he was...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:38 AM
Former congressman Mel Reynolds pleaded not guilty today to charges of possessing pornographic images and videos, two days after his arrest at a hotel in Zimbabwe.
The state-owned newspaper The Herald reported that Reynolds was found with pornography...