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After 22 years of war, Somalia’s is a military – estimated at some 10,000-strong – with little resembling a proper command structure, let alone esprit de corps. Photograph: Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images

The man in the back of the pick-up truck driving along a Mogadishu street is wearing military fatigues with the pale blue starred Somali flag sewn on (...)

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta  talks to Kenyan delegates about Africa’s relationship with the International Criminal Court, in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, at the weekend.  Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

African leaders stopped short of withdrawing their nations from the International Criminal Court (ICC) this weekend, but they rallied around Kenya’s (...)

Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn arrives for the extraordinary session of the African Union’s Assembly of Heads of State and Government on the case of African Relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC), in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa today. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Africa has agreed that sitting heads of state should not be tried by the International Criminal Court where Kenya’s leaders are in the dock, ministers(...)

Kenya is not lobbying other African states to quit the International Criminal Court, its foreign minister said today ahead of an African Union summit (...)

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(...)

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta denies committing crimes against humanity and says his absence is dangerous and untenable.

A special African Union summit this month could lead to a breakdown in relations with the International Criminal Court, amid claims that the trials o(...)

Terror in Nairobi
  • Africa
  • September 25, 2013, 01:00

In terms of sheer brutality, the slaughter in Nairobi’s Westgate shopping centre which has left more than 60 dead, including young children, ranks alo(...)

Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta , flanked by members of his cabinet, addresses the nation on the Westgate shopping mall attack. Photograph: Presidential Strategic Communications Unit/Handout via Reuters

The four-day siege at Kenya’s Westgate shopping mall is over, the country’s president declared to night in a strongly worded statement of defiance ag(...)

A sign pointing to the direction of Westgate shopping centre is pictured as smoke rises in the vicinity in Nairobi. Photograph: Karel Prinsloo/Reuters

Thick smoke poured from the besieged Nairobi mall where Kenyan officials said their forces were closing in on Islamists holding hostages today, the t(...)

Volunteers at the MP Shah hospital help a man overcome with grief after learning one of his relatives had been  killed in yesterday’s attack at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

Kenyan security forces remain locked in a stand-off with terrorists in a Nairobi shopping centre, nearly 24 hours after the gang opened fire in the bu(...)

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