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Burundi Leaves the ICC

Burundi has become the first country to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC) a year after it lodged its notice of withdrawal. The East African country had accused the ICC of deliberately targeting Africans for prosecution. In September, the UN Commission of Inquiry into Burundi accused the government of committing crimes against humanity,

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Govt: Uganda Is Not About To Quit ICC

Attorney General William Byaruhanga on Tuesday presented a statement on the position of Uganda regarding the International Criminal Court (ICC) following the stinging criticism of the court by Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni and others top officials like deputy speaker Jacob Oulanyah. During his inaguarual speech as he swore in for his

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Oulanyah Cautions ICC, Says Court’s “harassment” has Disappointed Africa

The deputy speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, has told the 45th Session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels that the Africans could be forced to reject the International Criminal Court (ICC), accusing it of bias, harassment and positioning itself as

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Ongwen Trial: Witness Recounts Poor Living Conditions in IDP Camps

A prosecution witness told the International Criminal Court (ICC) that most fighters of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) slept in the open on the ground because the group had a limited number of tents and beds, which were used by the commanders. Witness P-379 said on Tuesday LRA commanders were also

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Uhuru Kenyatta: Raila Odinga was Responsible for 2007-08 Post-Election Violence

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has claimed that opposition kingpin Raila Odinga was responsible for the 2007-08 post-election violence that claimed 1,133 lives and displaced over 650,000. Kenyatta who is seeking re-election is currently on his tour of the Gusii region, one of those affected by the violence. The president, son to the

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OPINION: The ICC Can’t Live with Africa, But it Can’t Live Without it Either

 "However, to reduce all African opposition against the ICC to the self-interest of African elites ignores the context of Africa’s response."   On the first of February, 2017, the African Union issued a resolution encouraging member states to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Whatever comes of it, the reported plan

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Ongwen Trial: Former LRA Rebel Tells Court About Nightmares, Injuries That Continue to Ail Him

A former fighter of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) told the International Criminal Court (ICC) he suffers nightmares to date, and the injuries he received while fighting for the LRA have never healed properly. Witness P-330 told the court on Tuesday about his nightmares and injuries as part of his testimony

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Ongwen Trial: Former LRA Rebel Describes Attacks on Camps for Internally Displaced People

A former fighter with the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) gave details about attacks carried out by the LRA on five internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in northern Uganda. Witness P-330 told judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on that Monday Dominic Ongwen, who is on trial at the court, would

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