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Alpha Condé arrives at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,  during a recent session of the Assembly of the African Heads of States. Photograph:  Michael Tewelde/AFP via Getty Images

On Sunday, Guinea’s citizens will vote for a new constitution which could see the country’s first democratically-elected president cement his power an(...)

Gambia’s president Adama Barrow addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York in Spetmeber 2018.Photograph: File/ Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

Protesters in The Gambia have been charged with treason after they were arrested calling for president Adama Barrow to step down after an agreed three(...)

President of the International Court of Justice, Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf (C) speaks during the ruling of the International Court of Justice in The Hague, on January 23rd. Photograph: Robin van Lonkhuijsen/ANP/AFP

In a resounding rebuff to the personal assurances offered last month by Myanmar’s civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, the International Court of Justic(...)

Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the International Court of Justice in The Hague in December: claims the crackdown in 2017 was a legitimate response to militant violence. Photograph: Yves Herman

The UN’s top court will decide on Thursday whether to impose “urgent measures” on Myanmar to prevent further allegedly genocidal attacks on its Rohing(...)

Rohingya refugees watch ICJ proceedings at a restaurant in a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on Thursday. Photograph: Allison Joyce/Getty Images

In a brief appearance before the closing session of the UN court hearing allegations of genocide against Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi has issued a final (...)

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(...)

The Gambia’s justice minister Abubacarr Tambadou and Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi attend a hearing in a case filed by The Gambia against Myanmar’s alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi will defend Myanmar’s military before the world on Wednesday when she addresses the UN’s top court to rebut shocking e(...)

Lamin Ceesay and his wife, Fatou Dibba, who was accused of being a witch in 2009 and forced to drink a liquid that caused hallucinations. Photograph: Sally Hayden

It was a national holiday and children were parading in the streets of Sintet, an inland village in The Gambia, when the 2009 witch hunts began. Ameri(...)

 Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi: former political prisoner has drawn heavy external criticism over her response to the military crackdown in western Myanmar. Photograph: Nyein Chan Naing

Aung San Suu Kyi will lead a team to The Hague to “defend” Myanmar against accusations of genocide, putting the country’s de facto leader at odds with(...)

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar evade border guards while trekking across the Chittagong hills, near Amtoli, Bangladesh in 2017. Photograph: Adam Dean/The New York Times

The Gambia said on Monday it had filed a case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) accusing Myanmar of committing genocide against its Rohingya(...)

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