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A woman at a a counselling centre for rape victims in Paoua, 500km northwest of Bangui in the CAR. Photo by Barbara Debout/AFP via Getty Images

Wagner, conflict and poverty drive Central African Republic death rate above crisis levels: but where’s the aid?

The birth rate was lower and the death rate markedly higher in areas outside government control in the Central African Republic.
Croat leaders Jadranko Prlic, Bruno Stojic, Slobodan Praljak, Milivoj Petkovic, Valentin Coric and Berislav Pusic stand trial at the Hague in 2013. Creative Commons

I met 60 suspects of war crimes committed in Rwanda and Yugoslavia: what they had to say reveal cracks in our international justice system

The International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda (ICTR) and for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) have tried dozens of individuals. An investigation looks at how the accused experienced these trials.
A Tigrayan refugee places a cross made from twigs on the banks of a river marking the border between Ethiopia and Sudan where bodies frequently wash up. Photo by Ashraf Shazly/AFP via Getty Images

Following the Tigray conflict, the rocky road to peace in Ethiopia

Domestic and geopolitical factors mean that the Ethiopian conflict has enough fuel to burn for some time.
A worker carries a water container at a newly installed internally displaced person camp in Mekele, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia. Photo by Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images

Africa can prevent Ethiopia from going down Rwanda’s path: here’s how

Africa needs to embrace a new approach that focuses on what countries in an embattled region – as a ‘community’ of regional states – can do to intervene.
Dominic Ongwen enters the court room of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, on December 6, 2016. Photo by Peter Dejong/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Child victim, soldier, war criminal: unpacking Dominic Ongwen’s journey

Former fighters described Ongwen as a model fighter and an effective commander – but testimony in his trial detailed the former child soldier’s alleged personal role in the rape of underage women.
The New Times of Rwanda announces the arrest of Felicien Kabuga in France, on May 16 2020, where he was living under a false identity. Simon Wohlfahrt/AFP

Rwanda: what’s at stake in the trial of Félicien Kabuga

Kabuga’s arrest marks the beginning of a long legal process in which the prosecution faces numerous challenges.
A red marks the face of Felicien Kabuga, one of the last key suspects in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, on a wanted poster at the Genocide Fugitive Tracking Unit office in Kigali, Rwanda. Photo by SIMON WOHLFAHRT/AFP via Getty Images

Rwandans will want Félicien Kabuga tried at home. Why this won’t happen

Though genocide survivors would ideally want Kabuga to be prosecuted in Rwanda, it won’t be possible, for legal or political reasons.

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