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The Rainbow Nation's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court highlighted its increasingly shaky support from governments across the continent, but their reasons are more complex than headline-grabbing claims the court is racist.
Activists in both South Africa and Kenya are drawing on the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile to highlight the global echoes of their own social justice causes.
The International Criminal Court said it lacked sufficient evidence to rule on charges against Deputy President William Ruto.
For the first time, the death penalty became illegal in more than half the world in 2015. That shift comes in large part due to changes in sub-Saharan Africa.
Kenya has until April 5 to comply with worldwide anti-doping standards. Kenya won 11 medals in the 2012 Olympic games, all from track and field.
Al Shabab launched its deadliest attack on Kenyan troops in Somalia earlier this month. Despite the retreat, Kenya is not planning to withdraw from the country.
The first day back after a deadly terror attack last April holds out a chance for Garissa to present itself as a beacon of education for a long underserved region.
A bus attack Monday by Al Shabab in northeast Kenya got rebuffed by passengers who bravely refused to divide into Muslims and Christians. Kenyan Somalis are forced to take civic responsibility for local education and schools.
Activists say a sharp rise in graft cases this year is a turning point in Kenya's long battle with corruption. Most Africans think that corruption has increased over the last year.
Since the last papal visit in 1995, the Catholic Church has evolved into an institution that largely keeps silent about politics. But some say its critical voice is still needed.
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