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4 December 2016 08:03 (South Africa)
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ISS Today: Africa pushes for a 2017 ban on nuclear weapons

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Photo: An undated handout file photograph made available on 04 March 2016 by the North Korean news agency KCNA shows the test-firing of new-type large-caliber multiple launch rocket system by the North Korean military. EPA/KCNA/HANDOUT
Photo: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (C) arrives at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands, 08 October 2014. EPA/BART MAAT.

Kenya: Taxpayers tapped to fund ruling party primaries

By Njeri Kimani
Simon Allison’s travel to The Hague was supported by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the The Hague Municipality.

After a bruising year, the ICC plots a road to redemption

By Simon Allison
Photo: Kariba Dam, by Joe McKenna via Flickr.

Op-Ed: A clear and present danger of Kariba Dam collapse

By Chris Gilmour
Photo: A young girl walks through a field of failed corn crops near Matinyani, in the semi-arid Kitui County in southeastern Kenya, 22 March 2015, the World Water Day. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

ISS Today: Land privatisation and climate change are costing rural Kenyans

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Photo: Sunset on the rising city, Addis Ababa, by Jean Rebiffé via Flickr

TRAINSPOTTER: Sound of Silence – the dark art of quieting a country

By Richard Poplak
Photo: South African children living with HIV receiving antiretroviral treatment perform during an AIDS awareness concert in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa, 01 December 2010. The Cirque du Monde Ibhongolwethu Project which performed the concert is run by Zip Zap Circus School in conjunction with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and consists of a series of circus arts workshops sponsored by Cirque du Soleil. Instructors from Zip Zap Circus School travel to Khayelitsha twice a week to teach ground-based circus acts such as mini-trampoline, tumbling and juggling to children living with HIV receiving antiretroviral treatment. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: A precision approach can pinpoint the way to progress

By Sue Desmond-Hellmann
Photo: Uganda incumbent and President elect Yoweri Museveni addresses the nation at his country home in Rwakitura, Kirihura district in western Uganda, February 21, 2016. REUTERS/James Akena

Uganda: Violent clashes leave at least 62 dead

By Njeri Kimani
Photo: Jeff Koinange, by UNEP via Flickr.

Kenya: Jeff Koinange sacked after politician’s rape comments

By Njeri Kimani
Photo: A file picture dated 23 November 2015 shows the new home of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, The Netherlands. The court, governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community. EPA/MARTIJN BEEKMAN

ISS Today: ICC states parties must walk the talk more

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Photo: German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets the chairwoman of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma before the beginning of the outreach conference at Elmau Castle in Elmau, Germany, 08 June 2015. EPA/PETER KNEFFEL

ISS Today: Africa should benefit most from new EU development vision

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Photo: Grace Mugabe looks on next to her husband Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe during his 91st birthday celebration at Victoria Falls, February 28, 2015. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

Zimbabwe braces for the worst as bond notes introduced

By Simon Allison
Photo: Judge Julia Sebutinde (Simon Allison)

Africa’s most senior female judge: ‘Would these men even listen to me?’

By Simon Allison
Photo: Then Namibia's Prime Minister Hage Geingob (now President) leaves the fourth EU-Africa Summit of Heads of States at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, 03 April 2014. EPA/Stephanie Lecocq

amaBhungane Namibia: Geingob’s pals ‘sank oil deal’

By AMABHUNGANE
Photo: Moroccan King Mohammed VI attends the World Climate Change Conference 2016 (COP22) in Marrakesh, Morocco, November 15, 2016. The UN Climate Change Conference COP22 is held between 07 and 18 November in Marrakech. EPA/MOHAMED MESSARA

ISS Today: Morocco’s King Mohammed VI woos African leaders at COP22

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Yei, South Sudan. (UN News Centre)

War comes to Yei: South Sudan’s Safe Haven no more

By Jonathan Pedneault
Photo: A file photo dated 09 March 2013 shows Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta  smiling after winning in 2013 Presidential election in Nairobi, Kenya  EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU

Kenya: Top official threatens civil society activist at ICC

By Simon Allison
Photo: The ICC building in the Hague, Netherlands, by Roel Wijnants via Flickr

View from The Hague: ‘The ICC bleeding has stopped’

By Simon Allison
Photo: Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza (R) embraces his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma (R) as he departs after an Africa Union-sponsored dialogue in an attempt to end months of violence in the capital Bujumbura, February 27, 2016. REUTERS/Evrard Ngendakumana

ISS Today: Do anti-ICC leaders speak for victims?

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Photo: Al Shabaab’s military spokesman Sheik Abdul Asis Abu Muscab issues a statement south of capital Mogadishu October 19, 2011. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

ISS Today: Does the Islamic State threaten al-Shabaab’s hegemony in Somalia?

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Photo: Mo Ibrahim, Founder of Celtel and Satya Capital, delivers a speech at the Institute of Directors Convention at the Royal Albert Hall, Central London, Britain, 03 October 2014. The annual convention brings together business leaders and politicians to discuss the business strategy and the world economy. EPA/WILL OLIVER

Op-Ed: Data Portal will unleash Africa’s democratising power

By Abdalla Hamdok
Photo: Former opposition presidential candidate Yasir Arman from the Sudan People Liberation Movement addresses the media in Khartoum, Sudan, 19 April 2010, regarding elections results in the Blue Nile State. Sudan held is first open elections in 24 years. EPA/PHILLIP DHIL

Yasir Arman and Sudan’s forgotten civil war: ‘A guerrilla movement with a just cause can’t be defeated’

By Simon Allison
Photo: President Jacob Zuma with Botswana President Seretse Ian Khama and King Mswati of Swaziland at the 35th SADC Heads of States and Government Summit in Gaborone, Botswana, 17 August 2013. (Photo: GCIS)

ISS Today: Khama’s un-pan-Africanism irks South Africa

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Main photo: Faadumo Mohamed Ahmed, 15 days old, was born prematurely. Her teenage mother died from complications while giving birth to her. She is being cared by her mother’s sister and other relatives. © UNICEF Somalia/Sebastian Rich

Somalia: The baby in a plastic bag

By Kun Li
Photo: Then US Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at The Farm in Selma, North Carolina, USA, 03 November 2016. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Donald Trump, Africa and a wise Barber

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda seen during the case of Thomas Lubanga during the first-ever sentencing delivered by The International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague, the Netherlands, 10 July 2012. EPA/JERRY LAMPEN / POOL

Op-Ed: African states must not waste a golden opportunity to build a better system of international justice

By Solomon Sacco & Netsanet Belay
Photo: Joseph Kabila Kabange (R), President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, during a meeting with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (not pictured), in Kinshasa, 19 February 2015. EPA/MICHAEL KAPPELER

DRC: Joseph Kabila’s friend with benefits

By Simon Allison
Photo: President Jacob Zuma walks past members of a presidential guard ahead of a meeting with President Jose Eduardo dos Santos in Luanda, Angola for talks, Wednesday, 14 January 2015. Picture: Department of Communications (DoC)/SAPA

ISS Today: Zuma tries to revive ACIRC, but will it work?

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Photo: A file picture dated 23 January 2015 shows the President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, at the funeral of the late Saudi King, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The International Criminal Court (ICC) late 13 June 2015 called on authorities in South Africa to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who was in Johannesburg attending an African Union summit. The Hague-based court in 2009 issued an arrest warrant for al-Bashir on charges of war crimes and genocide related to fighting in the Sudanese conflict region of Darfur. EPA/AHMED YOSR

ISS TODAY: Sticking with the ICC is Africa’s best shot at reform

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Air Namibia’s A319. Photo by Bruno Geiger Airplane Pictures and Collection via Flickr.

amaBhungane: Namibian airline allegedly covered up fraud by one of its top executives

By AMABHUNGANE