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Sudan's Bashir claims victory over ICC

2014-12-13 20:33

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has claimed victory over the International Criminal Court after it shelved further investigation of war crimes in Darfur, and reaffirmed his hard line on the rebel region.

ICC refers Libya to Security Council

2014-12-10 22:22

The International Criminal Court says Libya was in violation of an obligation to hand over murder suspect Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and referred the matter to the United Nations Security Council.

ICC drops case against Kenya's leader Kenyatta

2014-12-05 14:41

The ICC's chief prosecutor has dropped a case against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta alleging crimes against humanity, saying there is no sufficient evidence to take him to trial.

ICC upholds DRC warlord's conviction

2014-12-01 23:56

Appeals judges at the ICC have upheld the conviction of a Congolese warlord who was sentenced to 14 years for recruiting and using child soldiers, bringing to an end the court's first trial.

Abductions by Uganda's LRA rebels on the rise

2014-11-13 15:14

Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army rebels have launched a string of attacks across central Africa with a "steady increase" in abductions, the UN says.

Ivory Coast ex-leader to seek party leadership from jail

2014-11-13 07:37

Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo, awaiting trial in the Hague for his role in the country’s 2010-2011 political crisis, will vie to reclaim his party’s leadership, it has emerged.

Libya on the wrong path, warns ICC

2014-11-12 09:44

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says there are indications of war crimes being committed in Libya, warning that the strife-torn country is "on the wrong path".

Cops wil comply with ConCourt order

2014-10-30 17:34

The SAPS say they will comply with the Constitutional Court's order to investigate claims of torture against senior Zimbabwean officials.

'Terminator' trial date set

2014-10-10 08:06

Former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, nicknamed 'The Terminator', will face trial next year for war crimes including using child soldiers and sex slaves in his rebel army, the International Criminal Court says.

Kenyatta arrives at the ICC

2014-10-08 12:31

Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived at the International Criminal Court, where he is to become the first sitting president to appear.

Prosecutors: Kenya not co-operating with ICC

2014-10-07 14:02

International Criminal Court prosecutors say Kenya is refusing to comply with repeated requests for information that could form evidence against the country’s president who is facing trial.

CAR’s shattered judiciary incapable of tackling crime

2014-10-02 11:16

The system of justice in the strife-torn Central African Republic is so battered by neglect and a funds crunch that police, prosecutors and courts are helpless in tackling 'endless' atrocities.

ICC to decide if I Coast 'street general' should face trial

2014-09-29 07:43

ICC judges have begun hearings to decide whether Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo’s right-hand man, Charles Ble Goude, should face trial for allegedly orchestrating deadly post-election violence in 2010-11.

Hamas backs International Criminal Court bid

2014-08-23 10:30

Hamas has signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court, two senior officials in the group have said.

Vote violence: Kenya 'failing to deliver justice'

2014-07-15 11:57

Amnesty International has condemned what it says is the Kenyan government’s continued failure to properly investigate and deliver justice to victims of the 2007-2008 post election violence.

ICC asylum seekers return to Kinshasa

2014-07-07 18:46

Three Congolese witnesses who testified before the International Criminal Court have been returned to Kinshasa after failed asylum bids in the Netherlands.

Group: Crimes against humanity in CAR

2014-06-24 14:58

War crimes and crimes against humanity are being committed with impunity in the Central African Republic, the International Federation of Human Rights says.

Liberia sentences 13 to life for border raids

2014-06-18 12:52

A Liberian judge has sentenced 13 men to life in prison for “mercenary activity” in neighbouring Ivory Coast, a report says.

Kenyan security chiefs under fire

2014-06-17 14:34

Kenya’s security chiefs are under mounting pressure to resign after Islamist militants carried out another brazen attack.

CAR requests ICC probe into violence

2014-06-11 15:16

The Central African government has announced that it has requested the ICC to investigate the most serious crimes committed during more than a year of violent unrest.

Sudan arrests 2nd opposition leader

2014-06-09 07:44

Sudanese authorities have arrested the head of Sudan’s opposition Congress Party, a party official says, weeks after the arrest of another opposition leader, Sadiq al-Mahdi, sparked violent anti-government protests.

ICC in CAR to probe 'unprecedented atrocities'

2014-05-09 08:58

International Criminal Court investigators have arrived in Bangui to begin probing the relentless violence that has plagued the Central African Republic for 18 months.

Kagame: Lessons learned from genocide

2014-04-23 12:19

Rwanda President Paul Kagame says that the genocide in his country 20 years ago has taught the nation that they "must ultimately be responsible for their own fate".

Gaddafi sons set to appear in Libyan court

2014-04-14 10:43

Two sons of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi – along with more than 30 Gaddafi-era officials – are expected to appear in court.

Tension ahead of EU-Africa summit

2014-04-01 11:49

Ministers from the African continent have already gathered in Brussels for a two-day EU-AU summit scheduled to kick off on Wednesday, a report says.

 

Uganda's Museveni says ICC unfair

2014-12-12 18:32

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has called on African nations to drop out of the treaty establishing the International Criminal Court.

Kenyatta says 'excited' after ICC charges dropped

2014-12-05 15:54

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says he is “excited” after hearing news that charges against him at the ICC have been withdrawn and says he wants a case against his deputy, William Ruto, dropped too.

ICC judges issue ultimatum in Kenyatta case

2014-12-04 05:15

ICC judges have ordered prosecutors to indicate within a week whether the trial of Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta can start, or if all charges against him should be dropped.

Bemba did not control militia, ICC hears

2014-11-13 22:12

Jean-Pierre Bemba had 'no command' over his troops in the Central African Republic a decade ago, the former Congolese vice president's lawyers says.

Enough evidence to hold N Korea's Kim accountable - UN

2014-11-13 11:39

A UN investigator says there is enough evidence to hold North Korean leader Kim Jong Un accountable for “massive” human rights atrocities committed by the state.

Bemba guilty of troops' barbarity, ICC hears

2014-11-12 16:22

The ICC should convict Jean-Pierre Bemba for his troops’ "barbarity" in Central Africa Republic, prosecutors say, as the ex-Congolese vice president’s war crimes trial nears its end.

ICC won't prosecute over Israel's Gaza flotilla raid

2014-11-06 18:54

The ICC won’t prosecute over Israel’s raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in 2010 in which 10 Turkish activists died, despite a "reasonable basis to believe that war crimes were committed".

Gbagbo may not bury his mom

2014-10-29 21:10

The International Criminal Court has turned down a request by former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo to attend his mother's funeral.

Kenyatta to appeal for case to be dropped

2014-10-08 13:41

Kenya's president is appearing before the ICC to appeal for the crimes against humanity case against him to be dropped for lack of evidence.

Kenyatta to become 1st sitting leader to appear before ICC

2014-10-08 09:48

Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta is due to become the first sitting president to appear before the ICC, summoned over his floundering trial charges of crimes against humanity.

Kenyatta going to ICC in personal capacity

2014-10-06 16:35

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says he will attend a hearing at the International Criminal Court, the first sitting world leader to appear in The Hague-based court.

Ble Goude's militants raped, murdered

2014-09-29 17:42

Men commanded by Charles Ble Goude, henchman to Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo, murdered, raped and burned alive hundreds during a post-electoral crisis the ICC has heard.

ICC formally probes 'endless list' of CAR atrocities

2014-09-25 08:37

The ICC has opened a formal investigation into an "endless list" of atrocities committed in the Central African Republic, prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says.

Kenya govt not serious on Islamist threat – Odinga

2014-07-16 12:12

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has accused the government of failing to safeguard national security in the face of a wave of Islamist attacks.

Sudan's Bashir: 163 troops killed

2014-07-14 15:08

Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir, giving a rare battlefield toll, says 163 members of the controversial Rapid Support Forces have been killed in Darfur and South Kordofan.

Rwanda court upholds 30-yr sentence for ex-army chief

2014-06-30 14:55

The UN court for Rwanda has upheld a 30-year-jail term for former chief Augustin Bizimungu for his role in the 1994 genocide during which he called for the murder of minority Tutsis.

Tensions mount in Kenya after coast massacres

2014-06-18 15:02

Political tensions and anger over worsening insecurity have mounted in Kenya in the wake of twin massacres on the coast, claimed by Somalia’s Islamist Shabaab.

ICC: UN fails to bring Sudan's Bashir to justice

2014-06-18 09:17

The prosecutor of the ICC has condemned the UN Security Council for its failure to take action to bring Sudan’s president and others accused of war crimes in Darfur justice.

ICC to try Laurent Gbagbo

2014-06-12 21:13

The International Criminal Court will try Ivory Coast ex-president Laurent Gbagbo for crimes against humanity.

Congolese warlord on trial

2014-06-10 08:40

Prosecutors have presented enough evidence to justify putting on trial a Congolese militia leader accused of rape, murder and enlisting child soldiers.

ICC gives DRC warlord Katanga 12-yr jail term

2014-05-23 10:37

The ICC has sentenced Congolese warlord Germain Katanga to 12 years in jail for arming an ethnic militia that carried out a "particular cruel" 2003 village massacre.

UN: Warlord Kony hiding in S Sudan enclave

2014-05-07 08:31

Warlord Joseph Kony and some of his LRA commanders are hiding in Sudanese-controlled areas of a disputed enclave in South Sudan bordering CAR and Sudan, the UN says.

African troops capture junior rebel commander

2014-04-22 13:45

Uganda’s military says it has captured a junior commander with the LRA and rescued 10 people abducted by the fugitive leaders of the rebel group notorious for abducting children.

ICC sets new trial date for Kenyan leader

2014-04-01 13:02

The ICC has set a new date for the opening of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s trial, saying the 7 October start would give the Kenyan government more time to provide evidence in the case.

ICC indispensable - Motlanthe

2014-03-31 14:09

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says the International Criminal Court is an indispensable judicial organ, which should complement the African Court on Human Rights.

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