Ugandan leader says ICC is 'useless', praises SA, Burundi

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has described the International Criminal Court as “useless”, as he praised South Africa and Burundi’s move to leave the tribunal.

President of Rome Statute assembly urges SA to rethink ICC decision

2016-10-24 21:21

The president of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court says he regrets the South African government's decision to withdraw from the court.

Withdrawal from the ICC: Not just a sad day for SA but for Africa

2016-10-24 11:28

The South African government's decision to withdraw from the ICC should not be seen in isolation. The African Union has called on its member states to withdraw from the court, writes Magnus Killander.

ICC asks SA, Burundi to reconsider withdrawal

2016-10-22 21:24

The International Criminal Court says it regrets the decisions by South Africa and Burundi to withdraw from the institution, urging them to reconsider.

Top Africa Stories: S Sudan, DRC, Moz, Somalia

2016-10-21 20:33

More African countries 'likely to pull out of ICC after SA', says expert, South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar says he could return to his country as early as next month, and peace talks continue in Mozambique.

Why African states have started leaving the ICC

2016-10-21 11:07

Two African states have made official decisions to leave to leave the ICC. Concerns are high that more African countries will now pull out amid accusations that the court unfairly focuses on the continent. Here's a look at what it all means.

Burundi's president signs bill on withdrawal from ICC

2016-10-19 06:08

The president of Burundi has signed legislation to make Burundi the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court.

Burundi seeking to hide crimes from the world - groups

2016-10-16 19:00

Rights organisations have condemned a vote by Burundian lawmakers to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, warning the government is trying to hide abuses from the eyes of the world.

DRC warlord 'not scapegoat for all child soldiers'

2016-10-14 06:00

Former Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga should not have to pay reparations to all child soldiers conscripted into the country's brutal northeastern conflict, his lawyer says.

UN urges Burundi to restore ties with rights office

2016-10-13 10:43

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Burundi to reverse its decision to break ties with the UN rights office following a report warning of a risk of genocide.


ICC: SA, Burundi departures won't take place for at least a year

2016-10-25 06:25

The ICC has urged member states to seek a consensus with critical African nations, while stressing that South Africa and Burundi's announced departures would not take place for at least a year.

African states can try their own African leaders - Dlamini-Zuma

2016-10-24 16:07

Africa has the mechanisms to try leaders accused of human rights violations, AU commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said.

Sudan rebels suspend peace talks after chemical attack claims

2016-10-23 09:00

A prominent Sudanese rebel group has said it is suspending peace talks with Khartoum after a rights group accused government forces of using chemical weapons against civilians in war-torn Darfur.

Sudan's Bashir urges ICC African members to quit 'colonial' court

2016-10-22 16:04

Sudan has urged African members of the International Criminal Court to follow South Africa in withdrawing from the ICC, insisting it is a "new colonial tool" targeting only African leaders.

More African countries 'likely to pull out of ICC after SA'

2016-10-21 13:50

SA's decision to pull out from the ICC is likely to lead "more African countries into wanting to follow in its footsteps", a researcher at the Institute of Security Studies says.

ICC convicts former DRC VP of interfering with witnesses

2016-10-20 07:00

The International Criminal Court has convicted a former Congolese vice president and four members of his legal team of interfering with witnesses.

ICC sends mission to DRC to urge 'restraint'

2016-10-17 20:11

The chief prosecutor of the world's only permanent war crimes court says she has sent a team to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to urge restraint after weeks of deadly unrest.

Gabonese doctor with 'damning report' on poll unrest freed

2016-10-16 14:07

A Gabonese doctor who compiled a "damning report" on the post-electoral violence that rocked the oil-rich central African nation has been released after more than a week in detention, her lawyer and a civil society group say.

Burundi crisis: From disputed polls to 'genocide' fears

2016-10-13 16:07

Burundi's move to leave the ICC has turned the spotlight on months of political turmoil and violence that raised fears of "genocide" in a nation with a history of ethnic conflict.

Burundi lawmakers vote to withdraw from ICC

2016-10-12 17:02

Burundi's lower house of parliament has overwhelmingly voted to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, after the UN began an enquiry into human rights abuses in the turbulent nation.

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