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Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: some of her critics  believe she only took the job of chairwoman of the African Union Commission to enhance her profile back in South Africa. Photograph: Rajesh Jantilal/AFP/Getty Images

Outgoing African Union Commission chairwoman Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is expected to soon enter the race to succeed her ex-husband, Jacob Zuma, as p(...)

Gabon’s president Ali Bongo Ondimba with  Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn  at the  African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

African leaders have backed a “strategy of collective withdrawal” from the International Criminal Court (ICC), but the move comes with unspecified res(...)

People watch on TV the screening of the start of the ICC  trial of former Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen who is facing  charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Uganda. Photograph: Isaac Kasamani/AFP/Getty Images

The world’s first permanent war crimes court, the International Criminal Court (ICC) was established in 2002 in The Hague, with 122 countries signing (...)

Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow at home in Brusubi. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

Adama Barrow, the president-elect of Gambia, is sipping a lemonade in his sitting room, having just won his battle to end 22 years of dictatorship – (...)

The International Criminal Court  in The Hague,  Netherlands: South Africa has withdrawn from the court following a row with ICC over its refusal to arrest Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir in 2015. Photograph: Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa has withdrawn from the International Criminal Court (ICC), in the most damaging blow to the 14-year-old institution since the collapse o(...)

Imbolo Mbue: the  author’s  debut novel has been acquired for a seven-figure sum. Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty Images

Penniless writers and mid-list authors, look away now. Earlier this summer New Fiction reviewed the Californian author Emma Cline’s debut The Girls, w(...)

A team from MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) arrives to aid 133 migrants crammed onto a rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Adam Alexander

“My God,” says 19-year old Miriam from the Gambia, holding her hands over her face and shaking her head. “I wouldn’t wish that journey on my own wors(...)

South Sudanese policemen and soldiers are seen along a street following renewed fighting in South Sudan’s capital Juba, on July 10th, 2016. Photograph: Reuters

South Sudan’s president and vice-president ordered their rival forces to cease hostilities on Monday after days of fighting threatened to plunge the (...)

Irish and Romanian soccer fans in Versailles ahead of Euro 2016. File photograph: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

The Department of Foreign Affairs has issued an emergency number for Irish fans attending Euro 2016 in France. The number is +33144176780 and has go(...)

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi benediction at the Vatican. Photograph: Reuters/Osservatore Romano

At the end of a week marked by terrorist attacks, Pope Francis urged people not to lose “all hope and joy in life”. Making his traditional Urbi et O(...)

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