| Oct 9, 2014
| 3:57 PM
A federal jury deciding the fate a South Side man charged with illegally lobbying on behalf of top Zimbabwe government officials will return for a third day of deliberations Friday after indicating they may be deadlocked on one of three counts.
| Oct 7, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Lawyers for a South Side activist accused of illegally lobbying on behalf of the oppressive regime in Zimbabwe asked for a mistrial today after a federal judge dismissed one of the only African Americans on the jury because of a scheduling conflict.
| 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...
| May 28, 2014
| 1:38 PM
After months in southern Africa, former Rep. Mel Reynolds has returned to Chicago with dramatic stories of espionage, Zimbabwe jails, pornography charges, human rights violations and malaria.
And he blames the Chicago media for misreporting all of it....
| 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...
| 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
| 10:46 AM
Lawyers for a Chicago man charged with illegally lobbying on behalf of the oppressive regime of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe told a federal judge today that Mugabe has indicated he’s willing to sit for a videotaped deposition when he’s...
| 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...
| 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....