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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The International Criminal Court  in The Hague,  Netherlands: South Africa has withdrawn from the court following a row with ICC over its refusal to arrest Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir in 2015.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South Africa has withdrawn from the International Criminal Court (ICC), in the most damaging blow to the 14-year-old institution since the collapse o(...)

Gabonese police forces patrol as they clear barricades in the streets adjacent to the National Assembly in Libreville, Gabon on Thursday. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

Gabon’s capital Libreville erupted into a second day of violent protests on Thursday sparked by a disputed election, with at least three dead and hund(...)

  Incumbent Zambian  president Edward Lungu Zambian of the Patriotic Front: he  was re-elected on August 15th  in a closely-fought vote that the opposition claimed was rigged. Photograph: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images

Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu has been declared the winner of an election that the main opposition claims was rigged and has vowed to challenge in c(...)

Somali soldiers stands on guard next to the wreckage of a car bomb outside the UN’s office in Mogadishu. Photograph: AFP

Suicide bombers killed at least 13 people at the gates of the African Union’s main peacekeeping base in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, polic(...)

Justice delayed is justice denied, they say. Not so. Justice delayed is imperfect justice, unsatisfactory, often partial and distorted. But it is neve(...)

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