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Laurent Xavier Balla, an openly gay rights activist with the Association for the Defence of Gays and Lesbians  in Douala, Cameroon, after he was attacked for the fourth time over his sexual orientation. Photograph:  Reinnier Kaze/AFP/Getty Images

Homophobia is reaching dangerously high levels across Africa, with attacks on homosexuals increasingly more visible and discrimination against them on(...)

The African Union agreed to oppose the International Criminal Court’s efforts to put Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta (above), and his deputy, William Ruto, on trial later this year at The Hague on charges of crimes against humanity. Photograph: Reuters/Thomas Mukoya

The International Criminal Court has been accused by the African Union of conducting a race-based hunt against Africans at the close of the organisati(...)

Officers stand by the remains of a wrecked car at the scene of car bomb explosion. Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters

A suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden car into a convoy carrying Qatari officials through the centre of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu today,(...)

Somali government forces march during a parade to celebrate the 53rd anniversary of the national army, in the capital Mogadishu on Friday. Photograph: Ismail Taxta/Reuters.

At least 16 people were killed as two car bombs exploded outside the law courts in Somalia's capital Mogadishu and gunmen stormed the building (...)

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