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African Union leaders back mass withdrawal of member states from the International Criminal Court

The African Union (AU) leaders are backing a proposal for mass withdrawal of member states from the International Criminal Court (ICC). However, not all countries support the resolution and countries such as Senegal and Nigeria oppose the proposal. Botswana has previously reiterated its support for the ICC saying the Court fights for the victims of the most severe crimes.


CAF reveals Top 5 African Player of the Year shortlist

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced the shortlist for the African Player of the year award, the continent’s biggest individual soccer prize. The five-man list includes reigning African footballer of the year and Bundesliga’s Player of the Year Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, English (PFA) Players’ Player of the Year, Riyad Mahrez, Senegal’s Sadio Mane, Egyptian Mohamed Salah, and Algeria’s Islam Slimani. Who are you tipping to clinch the top award?


Who is your BBC African Footballer of the Year?

The BBC African Footballer of the Year award nominees have been announced and the list includes Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ghana’s Andre Ayew, Algerian Riyad Mahrez, Senegal’s Sadio Mane and Ivory Coast Yaya. Voting is open until 28 November and the winner will be announced on Monday, 12 December. Tell us, who is your BBC African Footballer of the Year?


Nigeria clash with Algeria: Road to Russia

It’s the battle of Africa’s soccer heavyweights as the Super Eagles of Nigeria and Algeria’s Desert Foxes battle for the precious three points, vital in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualification. The game certainly promises to be a fascinating encounter considering the depth of both giants and high stakes on the table as the two soccer giants battle for glory in the Group B match. What’s your prediction?

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Habré guilty as charged

There were loud cheers, ululation and sighs of relief in the courtroom of the Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) in Senegal on Monday 30 May after Burkinabe judge, Gberdao Gustave Kam, convicted former Chadian president Hissène Habré and sentenced him to life imprisonment. The decision, which comes 26 years after Habré fled his native Chad, was, without a doubt, a long time coming.