Africa

Baba Solja finds Burmese saviours

As the world marks victory over Japan Day, a remarkable story is told of a Nigerian soldier rescued by Rohingya villagers.

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Bosco Ntaganda’s blood-stained path to the ICC

After evading justice for nine years, DRC rebel commander Bosco Ntaganda is facing the ICC on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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Detained for a dream: Inhumane treatment in Malawi's prisons

Hundreds of African foreign nationals are detained in Malawi’s central prisons for months on end while trying to make the challenging journey to South Africa

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Hissène Habré trial postponed

The former Chadian dictator’s trial has been postponed in Dakar after he caused a disturbance in court and told his lawyers to refuse to participate.

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Does the Namib desert hold secrets to life on other planets?

Researchers are looking at organisms thriving in the extreme environment of the Namib to predict what kind of life we could find on other planets.