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Diplomacy & Peace

ISS: Will other African countries follow Burundi out of the ICC?

Pierre Nkurunziza.The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been authorised to begin investigations into alleged crimes against humanity in Burundi between 26 April 2015 and 26 October 2017.


ISS: China tests its military muscle in Africa

Chinese marines.Is the hugely successful film Wolf Warrior 2 a metaphor for China’s growing presence in Africa – and perhaps beyond? It’s an action thriller featuring a Rambo-like Chinese hero called Leng Feng. He takes on the bad guys, first at home and then in Africa, where he foils Somali pirates, rebels and mercenaries trying to overthrow a government. In passing he tackles a deadly (fictitious) infectious disease called Lamanla.


Illicit arms and organised crime threaten Africa’s development

Illicit arms threaten African developmentTransnational organised crime has become a global risk to peace and security, but the focus tends to be on priorities for the developed world rather than on Africa’s efforts, goals and challenges.


DR Congo not helping with UN monitor murder investigation – Sweden

DR Congo UN monitors murder investigationSwedish prosecutors accused Democratic Republic of Congo’s government of not co-operating with the investigation into the murder of a Swedish UN sanctions monitor.

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