Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, centre, at an election rally at Uhuru Park in Nairobi on Friday. The International Criminal Court had to drop charges of crimes against humanity against Kenyatta in 2015 due to lack of evidence. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP

Kenya goes to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new president at the end of a bitter campaign during which its fraught relationship with the Internation(...)

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta greets thousands of cheering supporters at a rally in Nairobi, Kenya. Photograph: Dai Kurokawa/EPA

Fears of a renewal of the intertribal violence that marred the aftermath of Kenya’s 2007 presidential election have surfaced ahead of the country’s ge(...)

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Queen Maxima attend the MH17 remembrance ceremony and the unveiling of the National MH17 monument on Monday in Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands. Photograph:  Remko de Waal/Pool/Getty Images

One of the most difficult aspects of the MH17 commemoration this week was that it reminded relatives of the dead of the extent to which Russia has hin(...)

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, the presidential candidate of the National Super Alliance (Nasa) coalition, at a  campaign rally  in Nairobi, Kenya .  Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

A major realignment of political forces has taken place in Kenya as two leading contenders – including the incumbent, Uhuru Kenyatta – battle it out t(...)

Saif al-Islam Gadafy, son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gadafy, attends a hearing behind bars in a courtroom in Zintan in 2014. Photograph: Reuters

Saif al-Islam Gadafy has been freed by an armed group in western Libya where he was being held following the 2011 revolt against his late father, form(...)

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect fleeing violence from forces loyal to Islamic State. Photograph: Reuters/Rodi Said

A group of TDs and Senators have written to Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan asking that the Government recognise as genocide the slaught(...)

South African president Jacob Zuma: decision taken by him and the minister of justice Michael Masutha to withdraw from The Hague-based court without parliamentary approval amounted was a breach of the separation of powers. Photograph: Nic Bothma

The South African government’s decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) last October was unconstitutional, invalid and must b(...)

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 (...)

Gambia’s president Adama Barrow Barrow has signalled that the country will return to multinational bodies. Photograph: Thierry Gouegnon/Reuters

Gambia is set to rejoin the British Commonwealth under new president Adama Barrow. UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson, who arrived in the West Afric(...)

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(...)

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