Robin McKie

Opposition calls for DRC elections to be annulled

A leading opposition challenger to DRC President Joseph Kabila called for the elections to be annulled, accusing authorities of systematic fraud.

Why UK is committed to Afghanistan

The gathering of world leaders at the International Afghanistan Conference in Bonn on December 5 is timely.

Laurent Gbagbo charged with crimes against humanity

The ICC has charged ex-Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo with four counts of crimes against humanity, adding that his opponents may be similarly charged.

Gbagbo flies to the Hague to stand trial for Ivorian abuses

Côte d'Ivoire's former leader Laurent Gbagbo has landed in Rotterdam en route to the ICC, where he faces charges of crimes against humanity.

Nigeria uses US warfare tactics against Islamists

The US army provided counter-insurgency training to Nigerian troops battling a rise in attacks by Islamist militants, the Nigerian military reveals.

You owe your grandparents big time

Thirty-thousand years ago the human species had a senior moment. Numbers of adults reaching the age of 30 began to rise dramatically.

Warrants for Gaddafi and son

Prospects for a negotiated solution to the Libyan crisis receded further after the ICC issued arrest warrants for Muammar Gaddafi and his son.

Côte d’Ivoire: rebuilding begins

While a call goes out for all fighters to lay down their arms and the UN flies in aid, analysts warn that peace will be difficult to secure.

Chernobyl 25 years on: A poisoned landscape

Yuri Tatarchuk has a disconcerting way of demonstrating Chernobyl's grim radioactive legacy.

Dewani case: How grieving husband became suspect

Claims of police torture and rapid plea bargains by under-pressure crime unit raise questions over Anni Dewani murder.

Asthmatic Earth denied remedy

There was scientific evidence 50 years ago that carbon emissions were rising remorselessly.

Pampered players irk some

Austerity in Europe is in stark contrast to the experience of footballers in South Africa, say politicians.

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