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ICC poised to make first awards to war crimes' victims

The order for reparations for 304 victims of former Congolese warlord Germain Katanga is set to be a landmark step for the world's only permanent war crimes court.

The order for reparations for 304 victims of former Congolese warlord Germain Katanga is ...

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ICC poised to make first awards to war crimes' victims

Francis's pardon plea follows a request from Rwanda in November for the church to ...

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Pope begs God's forgiveness for Church sins in Rwanda genocide

(UPDATED) Images circulating on social media show thick black smoke billowing from the ...

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Plane crash-lands in South Sudan with 45 onboard

Drought-hit Kenya has seen rural communities fighting over pasture to graze their animals

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10 killed in latest Kenya drought clash

The report obtained by Agence France-Presse calls for an arms embargo on South Sudan – ...

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South Sudan buys weapons during famine – UN report

This comes after an unprecedented 5 months of talks on forming a coalition government ...

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Morocco king to replace PM to end political impasse

(UPDATED) Part of the largest pile of trash at the Koshe landfill collapses, leveling ...

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Landslide at Ethiopia garbage dump kills at least 46

Notice of Pretoria's decision to end the withdrawal process was posted on the UN's treaty ...

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South Africa revokes decision to leave ICC – UN

State security minister David Mahlobo says the planned measures would also go after ...

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South Africa weighs social media measures to fight fake news

'She saved lives, she held babies who had Ebola, and she helped them to get better. She ...

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After surviving Ebola, Liberian icon dies giving birth