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  • 2 Chicago men charged in Zimbabwe plot

    2 Chicago men charged in Zimbabwe plot
    They called themselves the "Chicago connection" and appeared confident that their contacts with Illinois politicians would help persuade newly elected President Barack Obama to lift longtime economic sanctions against leaders in Zimbabwe, according to...
  • President Mugabe of Zimbabwe tells defeated rivals: "Go hang"

    President Mugabe of Zimbabwe tells defeated rivals: "Go hang"
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — It was vintage Robert Mugabe. The Zimbabwean president, famous for his acerbic tongue, told defeated election rivals on Monday to commit suicide, declaring that they could "go hang." Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party won...
  • Zimbabwe leader Mugabe sworn in for seventh term; decries West, gays

    Zimbabwe leader Mugabe sworn in for seventh term; decries West, gays
    PRETORIA -- Robert Mugabe was sworn in Thursday for another five-year term as the president of Zimbabwe, despite allegations from political opponents and Western states that the election was rigged. The 89-year-old, who has ruled the country since its...
  • Ex-Illinois congressman Mel Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe

    Ex-Illinois congressman Mel Reynolds arrested in Zimbabwe
    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...
  • Ex-Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds reportedly arrested in Zimbabwe

    Ex-Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds reportedly arrested in Zimbabwe
    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...
  • Ex-Rep. Reynolds denies pornography charges in Zimbabwe

    Ex-Rep. Reynolds denies pornography charges in Zimbabwe
    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...
  • Activist pleads guilty to illegally lobbying on behalf of Zimbabwe

    Activist pleads guilty to illegally lobbying on behalf of Zimbabwe
    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...
  • Director Michael Bassett rocks 'Strike Back'

    Director Michael Bassett rocks 'Strike Back'
    Director Michael Bassett loves to blow stuff up. That's why Cinemax's "Strike Back" was the perfect choice for his first TV directing gig. "I blow up an ambulance and it's one of the biggest indoor explosions I've ever seen," Bassett told me at San Diego...
  • On stage and in memory, oppression of the past still haunts Zimbabwe [Commentary]

    Earlier this year, I saw a powerful play set in Zimbabwe in the 1890s (when it was called Rhodesia) that brought back some disturbing memories of my visit there about 15 years ago. "The Convert," the first in a trilogy being written by Zimbabwean award-...
  • Britain takes knighthood away from disgraced banker

     
    A disgraced banker who became the symbol of everything wrong in British high finance was stripped Tuesday of his knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II, an unusually severe move in tune with a public still steaming over the government’s bailout of big...
  • Zimbabwe activists fined for watching Arab Spring video

     
    Munyaradzi Gwisai was sentenced to pay $500 and serve 420 hours of community service when a Zimbabwe court handed down its decision Wednesday. So were five other Zimbabwean activists. What landed them in court? Watching a video of the Arab Spring...