Tue, 14 Apr, 2020
With many Africans denouncing the International Criminal Court as ‘white man’s justice’, the trial of Chad’s former dictator in Senegal on charges of crimes against humanity offers the continent a chance to show it can hold its leaders to account.
Mon, 20 Jul, 2015
At least 129 children were killed, with boys castrated and girls raped and some victims thrown to their deaths into burning buildings, during a government offensive against rebels last month in South Sudan, according to the UN children’s agency.
Sat, 20 Jun, 2015
Authorities are having trouble figuring out how many more people are getting ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone and where the hot spots are in those countries, harming efforts to get control of the deadly outbreak, the UN’s top ebola official in West Africa said yesterday.
Wed, 29 Oct, 2014
At least 12 civilians have been killed in a suicide attack targeting African Union troops in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region, the first serious assault by suspected Islamic extremists after the killing of al-Shabab’s top leader in a US air strike last week.
Mon, 08 Sep, 2014
American extremist Omar Hammami, who was reported killed in Somalia after he fell out with the al-Shabaab rebel group’s top commander, switched a mundane life in Alabama for a spot in the global jihad, with a $5m (€3.75m) bounty on his head from the US.
Fri, 13 Sep, 2013