William Ruto at the International Criminal Court in May 2013.
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For the ICC, the case against Paul Gicheru represents the possibility for the court to clock a win where so far it has only suffered losses.
Mother and child fleeing fighting between DRC and rebels backed by Ugandan forces shelter at a refugee camp in Zambia in 2003.
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The case raises the question of what happens when a court that’s designed to keep international peace starts assigning crippling damage awards.
A cheering crowd surrounds the toppled statue of Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Ilyich Lenin in Addis Ababa following the overthrow of the Ethiopian military regime in 1991.
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Prevailing political attitudes, security actors, alliances and geopolitics differ starkly from the final days of the hated Ethiopian military regime.
The value of the rule of law is to challenge and constrain power. In this sense, the legacy of Habré’s trial and conviction is mixed.
Screenshot from a Depart of Defense video of an unidentified aerial phenomenon.
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Plus, what’s happening in Chad, three months after rebels killed the president, Idriss Déby.
The al-Hol displacement camp in Syria currently houses both refugees and IS foreign fighters.
The Danish government has been clear that it prioritises politics over the law when it comes to its citizens who left to join the caliphate.
General Mahamat Idriss Déby Itno, who heads Chad’s transitional military council.
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The struggle among elites has not resulted in efforts to improve the material lives of ordinary people unconnected to the political elite.
New Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan during her swearing-in.
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Hassan, like Magufuli before her, has taken office without her own political base and will also have to contend with revived factional manoeuvring.
A protester supports the Rohingya outside the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, on 10 December 2019.
EPA-EFE/Sem van der Wal
The Rohingya case before the International Court of Justice is politically and legally significant.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Addis Ababa during his African tour.
The US secretary of state’s visit to five African countries didn’t have much to offer by way of investments and commerce.
It can be difficult to find records from epidemics long past.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
One hundred years after a strange and devastating pandemic, researchers comb for clues in dusty libraries, church records and long- forgotten books.
A Somali man talks to Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers as they secure an area in the coastal town of Kismayu in southern Somalia.
Kenya cited national security when it crossed into Somali territory in pursuit of Al-Shabaab militants. But there were numerous other potential aims at play.
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Despite its apparently anti-immigration political rhetoric, Denmark remains mainly tolerant of migrants.
‘Don’t look at him, François.’
The EU’s millions in aid to Palestinian territories has come to very little – and Netanyahu’s re-election demands a new approach.
If you’ve got something to say, just say it.
US Dept of State
Tragically, the 72-hour ceasefire brokered between the Israeli Defence Force and Hamas collapsed within two hours – just as shops in Gaza were opening and the fishing fleet setting out to sea for the first…
End of the line.
A ban on halal and kosher slaughter without prior stunning of animals has come into effect in Denmark. A similar ban is already in force in Sweden and Norway, as well as other European nations. This decision…