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Gambia’s new president Adama Barrow meeting Britain’s foreign secretary, Boris Johnson on Tuesday in Banjul. Photograph: Kuku Marong/AP

Gambia’s new president, Adama Barrow, will be publicly sworn in on Saturday in a ceremony marking the west African country’s emergence from more than (...)

Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta: the collapse in 2015 of a case against him at the International Criminal Court was one of the many setbacks the court has faced. Photograph: Daniel Irungu/EPA

With the departure of the Democrats from the White House and the advent of Trump-style nationalism, expensive, unwieldy, well-intentioned internation(...)

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(...)

A peaceful transition

Yahya Jammeh is now safely ensconsed in exile, in a comfort assured by his ill-gotten plunder. Gambia’s former president Jammeh will feel at home in h(...)

President-elect of Gambia Adama Barrow (centre) after he was sworn in as president at the Gambia embassy in Dakar, Senegal,  January 19th, 2017. West African military forces are moving in to enforce the transfer of power in Gambia, removing President Yahya Jammeh following his refusal to accept election results. Photograph: EPA

Senegal’s army spokesman said its troops have entered Gambia to ensure incumbent leader Yahya Jammeh cedes power to the country’s newly inaugurated pr(...)

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 (...)

A man walks on a ripped electoral poster of Gambia’s  defeated president Yahya Jammeh. Photograph:  Seyllou/AFP/Getty Images

It looked and sounded too good to be true. It was. Yahya Jammeh, the dictator who has ruled Gambia for 22 years and once told a reporter that he would(...)

 A Somali soldier (L) and residents walk through the wreckage at the scene of car bomb attack near the Mogadishu port on Sunday. Photograph: Mohamed AbiWahab/Getty Images

A suicide truck bomb hit the entrance of Somalia’s biggest port on Sunday, killing at least 29 people, police said, an attack claimed by Islamist al (...)

A pan-African passport is expected to seriously boost air travel in the continent from 2018.

Air travel spend in Africa is expected to rise 24 per cent from 2018 with the introduction of the pan-African passport, according to travel reservatio(...)

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(...)

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