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Africa won't execute ICC Gaddafi warrant

2011-07-02 10:00

Malabo - African nations will not execute an International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrant issued for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, an African Union summit decided on Friday.

The summit in Equatorial Guinea said the warrant issued on Monday hampered efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict between Gaddafi's forces and Libyan rebels.

An assembly of the summit decided that "AU member states shall not co-operate in the execution of the arrest warrant", according to a text of the decisions.

The warrant "seriously complicates the efforts aimed at finding a negotiated political settlement to the crisis in Libya, which will also address, in a mutually reinforcing way, issues related to impunity and reconciliation," it said.

The 53-nation African Union took a similar stance against an ICC warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in 2009 on charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur.

On Monday the ICC issued warrants for Gaddafi, his son Seif al-Islam, and the head of Libyan intelligence, Abdullah al-Senussi, for atrocities committed in a bloody uprising that began mid-February.

Friday's African Union statement called on the UN Security Council to intervene to stop legal action against Libya "in the interests of justice and peace in this country".

ICC trying Africans only

And it absolved Chad, Kenya and Djibouti of any wrongdoing for having received Bashir since the warrant against him was issued, saying they were "acting in pursuit of peace and stability in their respective regions".

The Union was not against the ICC but the way it appeared to be targeting the continent, African Union Commission chairperson Jean Ping told reporters.

"We support the fight against impunity, we do not support impunity, we are not even against the Criminal Court," he said.

However, "we are against the way justice is being rendered because ... it looks as if this ICC is only interested in trying the Africans", he said, referring to decisions by ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo.

"Does this mean that in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Gaza, in Chechnya, there is nothing happening there?

"It is not only in Africa that there are problems. So why no one else except the Africans are being tried and judged by this court?"

Of ICC prosecutor Moreno-Ocampo, he said: "We say to him, read the law, don't do politics. As one president said: 'Ocampo, it's a joke'."

Comments
  • tdk25 - 2011-07-02 10:16

    Saudi Arabia, China, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Gaza, Chechnya,Syria, North Korea..to name a few human rights violators....I dont see the ICC whipping out arrest warrants for Israel. who the UN said we practising apartheid against Palestinians. Good on you AU. Let NATO waste their money and bombs

      michaelx - 2011-07-02 10:50

      WHEN WILL THE WEST CATCH A WAKE-UP AND CANCEL ALL AID TO AFRICA?? THEY ARE JUST P1SSIN THEIR MONEY AGAINST THE WALL. STOP ALL AID NOW.

      whereu - 2011-07-02 11:45

      Michaelx, Africa is a big place and not all countries deserve to be bracketed with the likes of Iran, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, Pakistan etc.

      Wonderboy - 2011-07-02 12:25

      @ Marco Who missed the point? Do you really think so? Why all the fuss about the point? It seems silly to repeat the same thing all the time.

      whereu - 2011-07-02 12:29

      Marco, You made your point and I respect that. It's always good to have different and challenging points of view. But, oh, why do you feel the need to repeat yourself? Over and over.... and over!

      marco - 2011-07-02 13:40

      You missed the point mate!Read what the AU says to the ICC on "Pakistan,Afghanistan,Gaza and Chechnya," before you and so many other twisted,onesided freaks squirts out rectal abuse at the African Continent,its leaders/governments and what have you.At least with this business of the ICC and its laughable pursuit of Gaddafi which in turn makes a mockery of the whole ICC organization and discredits itself and questions its pursuit of selective justice toward African people on the continent,one gets a rare glimpse of what it must have been like in the the 1800's during Colonization by European powers struggling for control of Africa.We still see their K@K attitude towards Africa showing it's ugly face today in modern times now playing itself out in black silk gowns,court coats,bar jackets,wing collar and bands.

      tryanything - 2011-07-03 12:57

      Last place they should have had the summit is Equatorial Guinea they are in the pay of the Americans Stuff human rights. Check out worlds worst (or best dictators). guess whose near no 1

      Spyker May - 2011-07-03 17:14

      @marco.., Africa is like an alcoholic who refuses to admit it has a problem. What is the first thing an alcoholic does when told it has a problem..? It immediately points at others and say: ‘look, they are much worse, but nothing is said/done about them’. Its called DENIAL and is the product of ENTITLEMENT. Entitlement is in turn the product of the West’s benevolence. An ‘entitlement’ that makes blacks think they have ‘rights’ just because they are black. Eg the ‘West’ (or lately the ‘East’) MUST just give them stuff because they are black... Like a child who insists on a new toy every day, but it can never explain to the adult, why it needs it... Similar to feeding the animals in the game reserve - the moment you do it, you have created a monster you can only stop upon extermination. Africa is simply the product of the West’s hand-outs. If it was not for the West's philanthropy, Africa would have self-destruct half a century ago (probably more). People are 100% correct when saying the West created Africa’s problems. The West should have left the Africa to destroy itself and the world would have had a fraction of the problems it faces today. The real issues here: 1. The West created Gaddafi, so let us simply stand aside and allow the West to ‘resolve’ the monster it created. 2. The West created Mugabe, where is the ICC warrant for his arrest..? 3. The West created post-Apartheid SA – where is the West now that SA is in free fall towards a failed state..?

      O'forth - 2011-07-03 22:56

      @ Spyker May: And is the Alki wrong to point out the other wrongs in the world, even if it is only to justify itself? It does not make the other wrongs less wrong just because it was pointed out by the drunk dude. And neither does it mean that the people drinking the nice beverages in a clean, orginized enviroment is not as perverted as the drunk.

      marco - 2011-07-03 23:32

      @Spyker May -South Africa was a failed state under Apartheid mate.Not so anymore since 1994.Granted South Africa is not an established democracy,but rather a developing one.The world has come a long way in proliferating democratic institutions and democratic rule.After WW2 in 1946 only 31 democracies existed worldwide and 54% of all independent countries lived under dictatorships.In 2011 it was a whole lot different with 167 countries democratic and that number still growing.True South Africa has had and probably still have measured levels of volatility,frequent amendment laws(electoral and otherwise),growing concerns of corruption and arrogance.Not the best and not pretty at times,as democracy often is,but we have encouraging signs going forward in the country's development.At least some people in SA are seeing pluralism and dissent being encouraged perpetually towards the one-party state rule of the ANC.One day soon maybe South Africa's democracy will become fully teleological in purpose,in directive and permanence.

      John Wilderness - 2011-07-04 08:12

      @Michaelx - while they are about it the west should also stop all their other raping and pillaging activity in Africa. The West should stop having corrupt african leaders on their payrolls and stop thieving off african resources and people. Report in M&G shows a typical example of the West grabbing land to grow sugar cane for Bio fuel. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jul/02/biofuels-land-grab-kenya-delta

  • Ralph Long - 2011-07-02 10:19

    Why the world bothers with Africa beats me. I feel so sorry for the innocent victims in Africa but the leaders of African countries are so corrupt and support each other in that corruption that it makes outside help almost impossible. Perhaps Africa should be left to self-destruct, if only it wasn't for the millions of innocent victims..............

      Liberty - 2011-07-02 13:13

      I agree Ralph. The UN and their partners are wasting their time and they are pouring their money into a black hole. If they are unwilling to cooperate with the UN and related institutions then I say stuff that, then they don't receive any of the benefits either

      John Wilderness - 2011-07-04 08:17

      It is because the west support these corrupt african "leaders". The african leaders are the puppets for the west doing its(the west's) bidding. With out these corrupt african leaders the west cannot get its filthy hands on african resources, land and cheap labour.

  • sada - 2011-07-02 10:21

    good on the AU. The west thinks that africa is blind to the pursuit of it's resources. Nato hasnt helped any other african countries that had conflict and genocide, just cause libya has oil wealth the USA will be the first to launch missiles and start a war.

      Crazy Ivan - 2011-07-02 11:16

      Ur right, but Africa better catch a wake up and fast. The world is eyeing Africa's resources so Africa better stop its nonsense and start playing the game...otherwise years from now Europe, USA and China are just gonna recolonize & take it and theres nothing any African country will be able to do about it. eg. Iran but easier. Those with wealth and strength are protected by it(wealth), those with wealth but without strength should fear it(wealth). - Emperor Constantine

      whereu - 2011-07-02 11:53

      Scene in Zimbabwe: “My husband, why are you digging a hole?” “I'm looking for oil.” “Why don't you rather dig for clean water – its more important than oil?” “Why? Because if I find oil the West will help us get rid of Mugabe.”

      Charles Kane - 2011-07-02 20:18

      You are right and wrong. The West is indeed hypocritical, this is true - but that does not excuse Ghadafi or Al Bashir or any number of corrupt and murderous African leaders who are protected by the AU. Two wrongs do not make a right and the AU remains a dictators club to it's core.

      DoublySalmon - 2011-07-02 22:59

      The world needs Africa to make the most of its resources, failing that the West should seize control to ensure the West can provide a standard of living and quality of life to its own citizens. We can't accommodate Africa's corruption and inefficiencies anymore. Stop financial aid, stop food aid and kill self-enriching dictators who seize wealth only for themselves. Africa won't miss the seized resources, it is not like in thousands of years it has ever benefited or been developed by them, they must have seen it before and chosen not to use it. If it is oil, green grass or rich soil - it went undeveloped till this day unless Western companies or individuals developed it. What about the Africans you may ask, who cares? They are of no benefit to the world, just an unstoppable growing mouth to feed. They've shown that despite famine or war their population numbers can double in a generation (Ethiopia) so we don't need to worry about them, they will cope somehow even without food.

      John Wilderness - 2011-07-04 08:44

      @doublySalmon - Maybe the West can start with siezing your house and land.

  • tokolosxi - 2011-07-02 10:23

    Viva Afrika!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Wow! - 2011-07-02 10:41

      Viva Backwardness!!!!! Viva Human Rights Abuse!!!! Viva!!!

      Zion - 2011-07-02 11:09

      It is nogal ironic when our government claims a great democracy and human rights regime but support killers like Mugabe and Quadaffi. Thus it is difficult to separate these bedfellows.

      marco - 2011-07-02 11:50

      @Zion and Wow You missed the point mate!Read what the AU says to the ICC on "Pakistan,Afghanistan,Gaza and Chechnya," before you two and so many other twisted,onesided freaks squirts out rectal abuse at the African Continent,its leaders/governments and what have you.At least with this business of the ICC and its laughable pursuit of Gaddafi which in turn makes a mockery of the whole ICC organization and discredits itself and questions its pursuit of selective justice toward African people on the continent,one gets a rare glimpse of what it must have been like in the the 1800's during Colonization by European powers struggling for control of Africa.We still see their K@K attitude towards Africa showing it's ugly face today in modern times now playing itself out in black silk gowns,court coats,bar jackets,wing collar and bands.

      Liberty - 2011-07-02 13:14

      Viva savages!!!!!!!

      Charles Kane - 2011-07-02 20:20

      Eish man, did your mother drop you on hed as a baby "tokolosxi"?

      tryanything - 2011-07-03 13:00

      @Charles Kane dont think it matters which end landed first.

      Zion - 2011-07-04 08:25

      Marco, I find your crude diatribe rather indicative of your mentality but I will not dwell on that. However, you too are well off the mark. You may have not noticed my target was criminality and the aiding and abetting thereof. That is , without doubt, prevalent and a sickness in Africa. And of course: The hypocrisy found in OUR GOVERNMENT. I suggest you take a look at the thumbs down for your diatribe.

      John Wilderness - 2011-07-04 08:46

      "Viva Backwardness!!!!! Viva Human Rights Abuse!!!! Viva!!! " @wow! - Yes thanks to the West for instilling and supporting corrupt african "leaders" to do their bidding.

  • Martin du Plessis - 2011-07-02 10:25

    So, acheving a political acommodation is more important than someone being Brought to justice over the killing of thousands of innocent civilians who just wanted to take charge of their own futures for once. Nice.

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-07-02 10:49

      and BTW, the last comment was made out of Dark Sarcasm.

      Liberty - 2011-07-02 13:34

      @Martin it's the African way. Here we protect criminals in the street and especially pricks in government.

  • Explore.@24.com - 2011-07-02 10:25

    The fact that they are signaturies to the ICC, and are therfore bound to support its decisions, will fly right over the head of these goons. It proves that when a still signs an agreement, it is not worth the paper it is written on.

      Andries Pretorius - 2011-07-02 11:13

      Piet Retief could confirm that...

      Marcell - 2011-07-02 12:29

      Once it is understood that the only good goon is a dead goon africa will move forward.

      tryanything - 2011-07-03 13:01

      Wots a still?

      Warren - 2011-07-03 20:39

      @ tryanything: Once you find out I hope you'll try it! Lol.

  • Ross - 2011-07-02 10:30

    Of course they won't, they are all birds of the same feather. The AU is virtually a mob of dictators.

  • Syndrome - 2011-07-02 10:32

    And Africa wonders why an African isn't made the head of the IMF. They deliberately oppose the arrest of one of the world's most evil men, and then have the arrogance to insist that they should be in charge of millions of Europeans and American's hard earned money.

      simon - 2011-07-03 17:31

      @LuCypher Who are you, really ? Barry Hilton ? Your post is the funniest I have read in quite a while ! Keep it up !

      Harold - 2011-07-03 22:42

      Do do know that the USA is not associated with the ICC in any way as well as owing trillions. But don't let a few inconvienient facts cloud your bigotry.

  • PMG - 2011-07-02 10:44

    The AU couldn't even wipe their own asses,never mind execute an ICC warrant.They are just a bunch od useless despotic old fools.

  • NowOrNever - 2011-07-02 10:48

    And now you want to know why SA (Africa) did not get the IMF presedent appointment.

      tryanything - 2011-07-03 13:04

      Yes well they blew it at Interpol.We are no longer the flavor of the month anymore....

  • sean.redmond3 - 2011-07-02 10:50

    Africa are proud of their despots.

  • reinier.van.den.bergh - 2011-07-02 10:51

    Its easy to blow up a plane full of innocent people. Not so nice if you get your ass kicked and arrested. Lock him up and through away the key, there is nothing his corrupt buddies in Africa can do about it.

      allie - 2011-07-02 11:31

      I hope Nato bombs the crap out of him.DO NOT TAKE PRISONERS!!!!!!!If Malemmer can take farms for free,than Nato can take Kakdaffie`s oil.

  • nutsymoore - 2011-07-02 10:54

    Find him, arrest him, put him in front of a court for 10 to 15 years blah blah blah... Just find the tyrant and blow his head off... An African solution to an African problem...

  • Wolff - 2011-07-02 11:00

    AU idiots. Their opinion counts for nothing, stupid, backward clowns.

  • Zion - 2011-07-02 11:04

    There is so much truth in the expressions: Typical African, (We will) follow the rest of Africa, Africa the dark continent, and a host of others.This article indicates simply that politics and justice for the murder of mllions are not an issue. Rather, the defence and protection of criminals of the highest order. It is more accurate to categorically state that "Africa has the greatest amount of ethnic killers and murderers in their chosen governments then anywhere else in the world". Chosen in the sense of coups and other undemocratic processes. "Africa will never change"

      marco - 2011-07-02 12:03

      You missed the point mate!Read what the AU says to the ICC on "Pakistan,Afghanistan,Gaza and Chechnya," before you and so many other twisted,onesided freaks squirts out rectal abuse at the African Continent,its leaders/governments and what have you.At least with this business of the ICC and its laughable pursuit of Gaddafi which in turn makes a mockery of the whole ICC organization and discredits itself and questions its pursuit of selective justice toward African people on the continent,one gets a rare glimpse of what it must have been like in the the 1800's during Colonization by European powers struggling for control of Africa.We still see their K@K attitude towards Africa showing it's ugly face today in modern times now playing itself out in black silk gowns,court coats,bar jackets,wing collar and bands.

      Zion - 2011-07-04 08:36

      MARCO. You and your childish repetitive behaviour has really made my day. You remind me of a patient suffering from OCD.

  • blackgirl - 2011-07-02 11:12

    nice stance finally Africans are working together...stop the bombing and leave Libya's oil to its people

      the_truth - 2011-07-02 11:24

      Kill all the bastards!!!!!!!!!!

      Charles Kane - 2011-07-02 20:22

      Sisi you are stupid. The people of libya want this murderous dictator gone.

  • Ian - 2011-07-02 11:15

    viva afreekuk

  • Obelix - 2011-07-02 11:16

    No surprise here. Africa always back the killers.

  • the_truth - 2011-07-02 11:21

    Then it's time for the seals to do the job for them!!!!

  • thetruth - 2011-07-02 11:27

    its a wonder why some white commentators on these forums cannot see beyond the colour barrier...its your white brothers who have for years installed these dictators all over the world,and kept them there with money and perks across the world...now that they are of no use,they issue arrest warrants...the first arrest warrants should be issued for the biggest mass murderers of all time ie. BUSH,BLAIR,SHARON,NETANYAHU,PEARL,RUMSFELD,WOLFOWITZ and those that control the WORLD BANK and IMF...these are the ones that have the blood of millions on their hands...in reality they make HITLER look like a breeze on a chiily day...

      Anton - 2011-07-02 12:22

      thetruth, ,,its a wonder why some commentators on these forums cannot see beyond the colour barrier,, Don't confuse this Libya issue with ,race, One either supports a dictator OR you support the people who want to choose their destiny and their own leaders. And that has NOTHING to do with race. The most important cases at the ICC at present, are NOT African cases but European cases. (The thugs from the Srebrenica massacre.) And sure, some of the names you mentioned ,should also be brought in front of this Court. Plus a whole lot more. But that does not mean that in the meantime, we should protect Dictators and Tyrants. And sorry, but for you to bring Hitler into this, shows a serious lack of history knowledge, and a lack of knowledge of international politics.

      LuCypher - 2011-07-02 12:39

      You speak the truth Sir - but only those who are truly interested in what is happening in the world today will know whereof you speak. The remainder will call you foolish and choose to remain ignorant. They think that a reaction to the latest quote from Julius Malema is called for or that the latest rugby score is important and will continue to wallow in their self-imposed blindness. Let them be.

      Syndrome - 2011-07-02 13:22

      Interesting commentary ... you 'white' this, you 'white' that who can't see past the colour barrier. Better yet ... 'your white brothers' as if every caucasian on the planet is intrinsically linked and shares a common goal to enforce their dominion over the world. Get over yourself you racist, you're the one who can't see past colour... which is usually the case every time a member of the ANC or ANCYL opens their mouth. No one spoke about race, but rather the fact that the AU is a bunch of clowns who will do anything to oppose the rest, even if it doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

      Charles Kane - 2011-07-02 20:24

      You are right but so what?? Ghadafi is a killer who's own people want him out.

      Cire - 2011-07-03 13:50

      So who put the cannibals Amin and Bakossa, along with the driveling incompetents Machel, Nkrumah, Neto and the rest of them into power?

      Zion - 2011-07-04 08:43

      You have forgotten Idi Amin and Robert,sorry Doctor Robert Mugabe these two together far surpass Hitler. Maybe you have,too, forgotten about the thousands that were murdered in Africa during the 1960's. Crime, despotism tyranny and graft are a natural property of Africa.

  • Anton - 2011-07-02 11:57

    Well, that was again a great meeting.........!! That the AU, was going to come to this agreement, was off course predictable. If you have Gaddafi arrested, who of these leaders, would be next ????? But surely, they could have agreed to this, on the phone, For this one does not have to built a 5.8 Billion Rand resort!!!!!!!!

  • LuCypher - 2011-07-02 11:59

    The ICC is the stooge of western imperialism - especially the amerikan thirst to dominate all natural resources. Step back everyone and actauly look at what is happening - not what a controlled media tell us is happening. For example, read this carefully - if you dare: http://theintelhub.com/2011/06/23/the-ugly-truth-video-of-libyan-rebel-beheading-gadhaffi-soldier-and-other-nato-war-crimes/

  • Wonderboy - 2011-07-02 12:24

    @ Marco Who missed the point? Do you really think so? Why all the fuss about the point? It seems silly to repeat the same thing all the time.

  • nutsymoore - 2011-07-02 12:30

    @marco what has the AU done "to promote democratic institutions, good governance and human rights." in Libya as set out in their own charter??? Ghadafi is not a new problem and yet they have done nothing about him in all these years... AU = absolutely useless...

      marco - 2011-07-02 15:35

      @nutsymoore you asked me what has the AU done "to promote democratic institutions,good governance and human rights" as set out in their own charter??? Well well you ****ing need to get out of the house more mate.I'll give you some examples of what AU did in answering your pathetic question:(1)Togo...In response to the death of Gnassingbé Eyadéma,President of Togo,on 5 February 2005,AU leaders described the naming of his son Faure Gnassingbé the successor as a military coup.And that being so because Togo's constitution calls for the speaker of parliament to succeed the president in the event of his death.By Togo law,the parliament speaker must call national elections to choose a new president within 60 days.The AU's PROTEST forced Gnassingbé to hold elections.Under heavy allegations of election fraud,he was officially elected President on 4 May 2005.Had the AU said and done nothing who know's what might have transpired in TOGO.So an election none the less albeit littered with fraud.An example of "promote democratic institutions" by the AU to quote you I'd say wouldn't you?Next Mauritania...On 3 August 2005,a coup in Mauritania led the AU to suspend the country from all organisational activities.The Military Council that took control of Mauritania promised to hold elections within 2 years.These were held in early 2007,the first time that the country had held elections that were generally agreed to be of an acceptable standard.Following the elections,Mauritania's

      marco - 2011-07-02 15:35

      membership of the AU was restored.However,on 6 August 2008,a fresh coup overthrew the government elected in 2007.The AU once again suspended Mauritania from the continental body.This time nutsymoore I'd say "promote democratic institutions, good governance" by the AU wouldn't you?What are the AU doing that's worth mentioning?Ah what about Regional conflicts and military interventions:Article 4(h) of the Constitutive Act,repeated in article 4 of the Protocol to the Constitutive Act on the PSC(the Peace and Security Council),recognises the right of the Union to intervene in member states in circumstances of war crimes,genocide and crimes against humanity.How have the AU done that exactly?Here we go:Somalia has no functioning central government as we all know.Starting in March 2007,AU soldiers began arriving in Mogadishu as part of a peacekeeping force that would eventually be 8,000 strong.What about Eritrea?Eritrea recalled its ambassadors to the African Union on 20 November 2009 after the African Union called on the United Nations Security Council to impose sanctions on them due to their alleged support of Somali Islamists attempting to topple the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia,the internationally recognized government of Somalia which holds Somalia's seat on the African Union.On 22 December 2009,the Security Council passed UNSCR 1907,which imposed an arms embargo on Eritrea, travel bans on Eritrean leaders,and asset freezes on Eritrean officials.Thanks AU for

      marco - 2011-07-02 15:36

      applying pressure on the UN in getting that Security Council resolution UNSCR 1907 passed.So nutsymoore next time take a good look at what the AU is doing on the continent to promote peace,security,and stability before blasting them as "they have done nothing" type of stereotypes ok mate,cheers.

      koolaid - 2011-07-03 14:19

      @ marco - try using your space bar after , and . - u Muppet.

  • Marcell - 2011-07-02 12:33

    Make it 1 Billion Dollars dead or alive! Then you'll see how quickly these africans will turn on each other!

  • Nam - 2011-07-02 12:41

    Nato and the rest of the First World are not that worried about what Africa have decided about Libia. In fact, it will not play any role in what Nato is going to do.

      marco - 2011-07-02 13:57

      And so NATO it seems is infallible.They can't put a foot wrong right?Is that why NATO killed nine Libyan civilians including a child in Tripoli last week and blamed the K@K stray air strike on a "weapons system failure".My a**se!UN Resolution 1973 says protect civilians in Libya,not ****ing kill them dumb ass****s!AU this or AU that and yet it seems superfluous and excessive NATO have lost its raison d'être in Libya?

  • Ekenechukwu - 2011-07-02 13:02

    African leaders and A.U are useless and toothless bulldog in the world. It is all about them not the people.

      marco - 2011-07-02 14:06

      And so NATO it seems is infallible.They can't put a foot wrong right?Is that why NATO killed nine Libyan civilians including a child in Tripoli last week and blamed the K@K stray air strike on a "weapons system failure".My a**se!UN Resolution 1973 says protect civilians in Libya,not ****ing kill them dumb ass****s!AU this or AU that and yet it seems superfluous and excessive NATO have lost its raison d'être in Libya?

      Ekenechukwu - 2011-07-02 14:34

      @ marco,its about power and NATO is exercising it on other people not their own people. But African Leaders and AU are exercising it on their own people abusively. There are many dictators in Africa!!!!!!

  • smallies - 2011-07-02 13:16

    and this is the whole reason why africa will always be a third class continent, coming from an african.

  • De jesus Antonio - 2011-07-02 13:52

    @michaelx.......Africans dont need aid from the west....Africa is in chaos because of the west interest in exploiting Africa...aid from the the west is just to blind us in thinking they are helping but instead they are stealing all the wealth. causing all the wars in Africa and destroying what is left in Africa....Jean Ping is Right the ICC should concentrate in the law and not in Politics as the ICC is being used by the west to bring down African Leaders who goes agains Western policies

      crackerr - 2011-07-02 14:28

      Actually the people of Africa are dependent on the whole of the rest of the world. That is how it will stay. If you wish to drive a Merc or use a cell phone you had better behave suitably and give the rest or the world something in return. Or make the things yourself.

      John Wilderness - 2011-07-04 08:49

      You are so right. Africa is in the mess it is in because of the exploits of the West.

  • crackerr - 2011-07-02 14:23

    Dictatorship is not the way to go. Anyway, Hillary Clinton has again made it clear today what the outcome will be. Fate has been determined. Some decency to the credit of humankind. Goodbye, Gaddafi and Friends.

  • gregory.f.dean - 2011-07-02 14:27

    Well, of course they won't! In fact they never will - it is part of Africa's tradition and heritage

  • Charles Kane - 2011-07-02 20:14

    Reading this, as an African, I can but hang my head in shame.

  • Cire - 2011-07-03 13:46

    Thta's because Boss Gaddafi gives them lots of bonsela

  • Gavin - 2011-07-04 07:52

    It's time the west stopped giving so much aid to these terrorist orgasnisations.

      Pundit - 2011-07-05 19:06

      You are so full of crap! What has the West given Africa? They ran the continent for over a hundred years and in all that time failed to give to the Africans the human rights and democracy they now want to bomb into them. Actually it is the "terrorist organisations" that brought to Africa the ideas that people could actually vote for their leaders, that all people are equal before the law, that you cannot disposes people of their property without compensation e.t.c. The west gave Africa the Boers and two hundred slavery, genocide (the San)and apartheid. I wish the West had stopped giving to Africa two hundred years ago

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