I Coast ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo acquitted of crimes against humanity

2017-03-29 06:08

An Ivory Coast jury has acquitted former first lady Simone Gbagbo of crimes against humanity during the 2010-11 post-election crisis in a stunning verdict after the prosecution had sought to jail her for life.

In a first, ICC awards DRC war crimes victims $250 each

2017-03-24 19:31

The International Criminal Court has ordered 297 victims of ex-Congolese warlord Germain Katanga to each be paid "a symbolic" $250 in damages for a brutal 2003 attack on their village, in the tribunal's first such award.

ICC set for first monetary awards to war crimes victims

2017-03-24 08:53

Judges at the ICC are expected to unveil the first compensation awards to victims of war crimes, with lawyers estimating a 2003 attack on a Congolese village caused $16.4 million in damage.

The ICC can't live with Africa, but it can't live without it either

2017-03-15 14:11

The African pushback is as a result of the International Criminal Court's own Africa strategy, writes Adam Branch.

Masutha to face committee over court's ICC ruling

2017-03-08 06:23

Justice Minister Michael Masutha is set to address MPs about the High Court ruling which declared the government’s decision to leave the International Criminal Court invalid.

UN: Gambia formally reverses withdrawal from ICC

2017-02-14 20:45

The United Nations says it has formally received Gambia's notice reversing its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court.

Top Africa stories: Zim, CAR, Zambia

2017-02-08 20:31

Former Zimbabwean vice president Joice Mujuru has expelled several key allies from her ZimPF party, and Edgar Lungu says he would consult widely before pulling his country out from the ICC.

AU's strategy on ICC 'went through with many reservations'

2017-02-01 10:31

African leaders' adoption of a strategy for mass withdrawal from the ICC "went through with many reservations", a South African delegate at the just ended AU summit in Addis Ababa says.

Masutha calls for Parliament to 'assert its constitutional powers' on ICC

2017-01-31 22:31

The process to officially implement the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Act Repeal Bill has gotten underway in Parliament.

Zuma 'likely to vote for Kenyan candidate to replace Dlamini-Zuma at AU'... find out why

2017-01-27 11:30

Even though SA should officially support a candidate from southern Africa, unofficial talk is that President Jacob Zuma will vote for the Kenyan candidate to replace Nkosazana Dlamani-Zuma as AU Commission chair. Find out why?


HRW urges Jordan to deny entry or arrest Sudan's Bashir

2017-03-26 13:30

Human Rights Watch has urged Jordan to deny entry to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir or arrest him over alleged war crimes in Darfur if he visits this week.

Gambia to set up truth commission and offer reparations

2017-03-24 15:31

Gambia will set up a truth and reconciliation commission to look into crimes committed by the former regime, and it will offer to pay reparations to victims, Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambedou says.

Top Africa Stories: Zim, DRC, Nigeria

2017-03-22 20:04

There's an explanation for President Robert Mugabe's "scruffy" white shirt in Mauritius this week, and the ICC has jailed ex-DRC VP Jean-Pierre Bemba for a year for bribing witnesses.

SA revokes its intent to withdraw from the ICC

2017-03-08 10:24

The government has revoked its intent to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, according to a document issued by the United Nations.

ICC withdrawal 'unconstitutional and invalid', high court rules

2017-02-22 10:11

The High Court in Pretoria has ruled that government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court was unconstitutional and invalid, and government must withdraw notice of its withdrawal.

Gambia to reverse its ICC withdrawal

2017-02-09 17:16

A European Union official says Gambia's new president has confirmed the West African country will rejoin the ICC, after the previous leader began the formal process of withdrawal last year.

Zambia's Lungu 'to consult widely before pulling out of ICC'

2017-02-08 16:05

Zambian leader Edgar Lungu says he would consult widely before pulling his country out from the International Criminal Court, a report says.

BREAKING: African leaders OK strategy for mass withdrawal from ICC

2017-02-01 06:03

African leaders have adopted a strategy calling for a collective withdrawal from the International Criminal Court. The non-binding decision came behind closed doors near the end of an AU summit.

African leaders discuss 'collective' withdrawal from ICC

2017-01-31 08:30

African leaders are set to mull a motion that will recommend all 34 of the 55 African Union member states that are part of the International Criminal Court, withdraw from it.

Kenya registers voters ahead of August 2017 election

2017-01-16 16:02

Kenya's election commission has begun a national drive to register millions of new voters ahead of the August presidential poll, with rival parties encouraging their supporters to sign up on time.

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