Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks on Wednesday at the case filed   by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. Photograph: Reuters/Yves Herman

In a remarkable show of solidarity with the generals who once imprisoned her, Myanmar’s civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has issued a detailed denia(...)

Clashes between armed groups and federal forces, in Culiacan, Mexico, October 17th 2019. Photograph: Luis Gerardo/EPA

Mexico’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador approved the release of a son of jailed drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán on Thursday, after security(...)

Electoral commission officers and voters discuss while votes are counted at a polling station in Yola, Adamawa State on Saturday. Photograph: Luis Tato/AFP/Getty Images

As many as 39 people were killed in election violence in Nigeria, civil society groups said on Sunday, as the country awaited the results of voting in(...)

Kenyan security forces walk outside the DusitD2 Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday. Photograph: Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images.

Kenya’s president sought to restore calm on Wednesday, saying that a deadly attack by suspected al-Shabaab militants on a hotel complex in Nairobi was(...)

Zimbabwe’s president-designate Emmerson Mnangagwa addressing supporters and the media at the Zanu-PF headquarters in Harare on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

Zimbabwe’s former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa returned to the country on Wednesday to assume the presidency, beginning a new era for the souther(...)

A street scene along Robert Mugabe road in Harare. Photograph:Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP

Tensions rose in Harare on Tuesday as armoured vehicles, military police and soldiers from Zimbabwe’s powerful military drove through the outskirts of(...)

Catherine Samba-Panza, interim president of the Central African Republic, addresses a plenary meeting of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 at the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan, New York September 26th, 2015. Photograph: Darren Ornitz/Reuters

Fierce fighting between militia and UN peacekeepers erupted in Central African Republic on Tuesday as President Catherine Samba-Panza rushed back earl(...)

People gather at the site of a suicide bombing as Yemeni security officials collect debris in Sanaa, yesterday. Photograph: AP

A bomb blast tore through Tahrir Square in central Sana’a yesterday, killing dozens of supporters of the Houthi movement that controls the Yemeni ca(...)

Venezuelan opposition representatives by Gran Polo Patriotico speak during a demonstration against the Venezuelan government to reject violence of recent days in the country and to ask the parliamentary immunity for opposition leader Maria Corina Machado. Photograph: Miguel Gutierrezz/EPA

Venezuela’s jailed protest leader urged supporters today to keep demonstrating peacefully against President Nicolas Maduro despite violence tha(...)

Zimbabwean police arrested the editor of a private newspaper today over a report that suggested army commanders loyal to president Robert Mugabe (right) were not opposed to prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai winning an upcoming election. Photograph: Reuters.

Zimbabwean police arrested the editor of a private newspaper today over a report that suggested army commanders loyal to president Robert Mugab(...)