A wounded child receives treatment at the general military hospital in the ASout Sudan capital Juba. Photograph: James Akena/Reuters

South Sudanese troops today clashed with ethnic Nuer “White Army” militia and other rebel factions loyal to former vice president Riek Machar near the(...)

Suspected al-Shabaab militants being rounded up earlier this year during an operation against the fundamentalist group in Mogadishu. Photograph: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images

The poster, designed by popular Somali cartoonist Amin Amir, is striking: it shows a militant, his face obscured by a scarf and a gun strapped to his (...)

Uganda president Yoweri Museveni  renewed pledges to fight corruption earlier this year, but the government has arrested at least 28 anti-corruption activists who were distributing information to the public. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

None of the senior Ugandan government officials implicated in the theft of €4 million of Irish Aid money last year has been held to account for their (...)

William Ruto in Kenya’s high court in Nairobi in October 2010. Photograph: Reuters

The growing criticism of the International Criminal Court (ICC) by African states provides a forbidding backdrop to this week’s African Union “extraor(...)

Tullow Oil, the exploration company headed by Irishman Aidan Heavey, has won a major London legal battle against Heritage Oil after a judge ruled in t(...)

The Kingfisher well, block 3A, jointly owned by Tullow Oil Plc and Heritage Oil Plc, sits at the Lake Albert Rift Basin, in Uganda.

An oil executive was yesterday branded a liar for evidence he gave in a multi-million pound tax case taken by Tullow Oil in London. The c(...)

Members of the Kenyan military rehearsing for the presidential inauguration which is due to take place today. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP Photo

Diplomats in Nairobi face the awkward prospect of a date with a man who has been indicted by the international criminal court for crimes agains(...)

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