Former Liberian President Charles Taylor will on Wednesday next week tell judges he bears no responsibility for atrocities during Sierra Leone’s 11-year civil war, rejecting the prosecution’s demand for an 80-year sentence in a maximum-security British jail.
Somalia will wait longer to qualify for development lending from the African Development Bank (AfDB) until the country clears all the outstanding loans, limiting its ability rebuild its economy at the time of relative calm because of expanded peacekeeping efforts.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Tuesday announced new measures to restrict the flight missions by the 5th-generation F-22 Raptor fighters, after pilots continued complaining about hypoxia-like symptoms during flight.
The FBI has opened an inquiry into the multibillion-dollar trading losses at JPMorgan Chase, stepping up pressure on the bank after key U.S. agencies said they were looking into high-risk trades that first drew regulators’ attention last month.
South Sudan is ready to resume negotiations with Sudan, Juba’s lead negotiator said late Tuesday on the eve of a United Nations date to restart talks, but also accused Khartoum of not being willing to meet.