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

Chad’s former dictator Hissène Habré raises his hand during court proceedings in Dakar, Senegal, on Monday: he was sentenced  to life in prison. Photograph: Carley Petesch/AP Photo

Hissène Habré, the former president of Chad, has been convicted of crimes against humanity, the first time an ex-leader has been tried in an African (...)

A photograph from on August 16th, 1983, shows Chad’s president Hissène Habré in N’Djamena. Photograph: Joel Robine/AFP/Getty Images

A judge has declared Chad’s former dictator Hissène Habré guilty and sentenced him to life in prison for crimes against humanity, war crimes and tortu(...)

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon during the opening of the International Criminal Court complex in the Hague, The Netherlands. Photograph: EPA/Koen van Weel

When King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands officially opened the first permanent home of the International Criminal Court yesterday, there was no d(...)

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir looks on ahead of the 25th African Union summit in Johannesburg June 14th, 2015. File photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

South Africa’s supreme court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by the government against a ruling that the state had made an error in letting Sudanese pre(...)

The US military said it mounted an air strike using manned and drone aircraft (above) targeting a training camp run by Somali Islamist group al Shabaab, about 120 miles north of the Somali capital, Mogadishu. File photograph: Getty Images

More than 150 people were killed in a US air strike on a Somali jihadist camp at the weekend, the Pentagon said on Monday. The US military mounted t(...)

Uganda’s main opposition leader Kizza Besigyeis arrested by police and put into the back of a blacked-out police van which whisked him away and was later seen at a rural police station, outside his home in Kasangati, Uganda, on  Monday. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP

Police arrested Uganda’s main opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, for the fourth time in eight days on Monday, after an election that the United States(...)

A screenshot  posted on the US Department of State website shows a portrait of Al-Shabaab’s head of intelligence Mahad Karate, next to a €5 million bounty.  Kenya’s army said on Thursday it had killed Karate. Photograph: Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images

Kenya has killed the commander of an elite unit within Somalia’s al-Shabaab Islamist insurgency, a man blamed for masterminding a deadly attack on a K(...)

Women queue to cast their votes in presidential and parliamentary elections at a polling station in Nabweru, Kampala, on Thursday. Photograph: Dai Kurokawa/EPA

Ugandans began voting on Thursday in a presidential election that pits President Yoweri Museveni, in power for three decades, against a long-time riva(...)

A Somali soldier looks at the Lido beach in Mogadishu following an overnight attack on a beachfront restaurant. Photograph: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images

At least 17 people were killed in the Somali capital of Mogadishu when five Islamist gunmen set off bombs and stormed a popular beachfront restaurant (...)

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