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10 Oct
In a tight 21-18 vote, diplomats put an end to Dutch plans for a two year extension to an independent investigation despite Western support. The war in Yemen started in 2014 and continues to this day.
10 Oct
War crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed in Libya since 2016, a United Nations investigation has revealed.
2 Sep
As the war in Yemen continues, lawyers have called on the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into the Saudi-led coalition, accusing it of war crimes and crimes against humanity. We speak to British barrister Toby Cadman, co-founder of Guernica 37 International Justice Chambers. He tells us why he filed the request at the ICC.
18 Feb
A former Central African Republic football boss and a lawmaker nicknamed Rambo deny war crime charges in The Hague. The pair are accused of heading up militia groups that terrorised communities during the country's 2013-2014 civil war. Also, the G5 Sahel summit wraps up with African leaders vowing to press on with crackdowns on terrorist groups in the region and Chad announcing the deployment of troops between Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso. Finally, visitors to Nairobi's main airport are met with a robotic response as Kenya tries to minimise the risk of exposure to Covid-19.
5 Feb
A former Ugandan child soldier who became a commander of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army is convicted of dozens of crimes, including widespread rape, sexual enslavement, child abductions, torture and murder, including the killing of babies. Also, as Ethiopia focuses on ongoing conflict in the Tigray region, ethnic crisis deepens in the Benishangul-Gumuz region. Tens of thousands of people have fled the scene of repeated massacres. Finally, the team behind Nigerian film "The Milkmaid", about the Islamist sect Boko Haram, are hoping to make the Oscars shortlist.
23 Dec 2020
In this edition, an investigatory committee for the United Nations is accusing the Malian army of committing war crimes, in a report detailing violence in the country in recent years. Also, the UN is appealing for more than $150 million in additional funding to urgently improve conditions for refugees who have fled fighting in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. And, the Ivory Coast is setting up its first protected marine area as it seeks to protect endangered marine wildlife. We speak to Angela Formia from the Wildlife Conservation Society.
17 Nov 2020
The UN has said that Monday’s massacre in northern Ethiopia could amount to war crimes, this thousands flee the violence and head into neighbouring Sudan. French forces have killed a top Al Qaeda in Mali, and our team in Senegal meet the migrants risking their lives to get to Europe in ill-equipped vessels.
13 Nov 2020
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19 Jun 2020
Former Sudanese commander Ali Kushayb, charged with over 50 crimes against humanity, has appeared before the ICC. The Darfur war crimes suspect says the charges against him are "untrue". Also, dozens are killed in new attacks in northeast Nigeria. The violence is the latest in a spike of violence by the group known as the Islamic State West Africa Province. And Burundi's new president will be sworn in this week in a fast-tracked inauguration following the death of incumbent Pierre Nkurunziza. We hear from Burundian refugees who fled unrest under Nkurunziza and are now hoping to return home.
13 Jun 2020
Ali Kushayb, who led state-backed militias in Darfur, has been charged with 50 war crimes and crimes against humanity. His arrest was dubbed "a great success for the ICC and its efforts to get justice for the victims."
20 Jul 2019
DRC warlord dubbed 'The Terminator' convicted of war crimes.

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