Sierra Leone Seeks to Postpone Runoff Vote Until Saturday

Sierra Leone’s election commission applied to delay Tuesday’s runoff presidential vote until the weekend, after a court on Monday lifted an interim injunction that had stalled preparations. The commission applied to the Constitutional Supreme Court for more time shortly after the decision by the West African nation’s high court. The injunction had been granted Saturday …

Brazil’s Lula Loses Procedural Appeals, Faces Prison

A Brazilian appeals court rejected on Monday final procedural objections raised by lawyers of former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva against his conviction for corruption, raising the possibility that he will soon be jailed. However, Lula will not be imprisoned until the country’s Supreme Court decides on April 4 whether to accept his …

Serbian Official Detained In Kosovo

Kosovo police briefly detained a senior Serbian government official who had traveled to the north of the country, defying a ban by Pristina. Marko Djuric, the head of the Belgrade government’s office for Kosovo, was transferred to a court in the capital, before being expelled from the country. He had planned to meet with Serb …