A Kenyan police squad, funded and trained by the UK and the US, stands accused of rights abuses.
A grass-roots campaign is putting pressure on politicians and the courts to act decisively.
In the days following the al-Shabab offensive, Uhuru Kenyatta tells his people to be tolerant
But the hearings against the leaders have been dogged by delays and attempted derailment, writes Daniel Howden.
Salva Kiir's sacking of his entire government reveals the power struggle inside the ruling party.
Among the birthday missives South Sudan received as it turned two this month was one that stood out for all the wrong reasons.
Despite being thin on the ground, the UN's new 3000-strong "intervention brigade" is mandated to neutralise armed rebels in the country.
Bogaletch Gebre was born in rural Ethiopia in the 1950s into circumstances "not much different than most of the girls of my time".
The legendary hero of Kenya's Mau Mau uprising, Muthoni wa Kirima continues to fight injustice in her country.
The UN Security Council has signed off on a new and more aggressive mandate for its mission in the DRC.