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Top Africa stories: Burundi, Zim, DRC

2016-11-29 20:03

Zimbabwean bankers who leaked bond notes pictures on social media have been fired, and a top aid to Burundi president has escaped an assassination attempt.

Burundi: Thousands protest in support of embattled leader

2016-11-28 07:09

Thousands of people have taken part in street protests across Burundi in support of the government's opposition to United Nations investigators who are looking into alleged human rights abuses in the east African country.

Group urges troops for Burundi to prevent genocide

2016-11-16 08:40

A global human rights umbrella organisation is urging Africa, Europe and the United Nations to send a civilian protection force to Burundi to prevent a possible civil war and genocide.

African Union angry over EU payment for Somali troops

2016-11-12 18:00

The AU has lashed the EU for saying it will pay Burundian peacekeepers in Somalia directly, rather than through their government, ostensibly to prevent the money being diverted to the regime in Bujumbura.

More African countries pledge support for ICC - HRW

2016-11-07 15:14

As three African countries, Burundi, Gambia, South Africa, are preparing to leave the International Criminal Court, many others on the continent have pledged their support towards it, according to Human Rights Watch

ICC debate: Africa vs 'Infamous Caucasian Court'?

2016-10-31 19:00

SA and Burundi's decision to quit the ICC and an attack by Gambia against the court's supposed "Caucasian" justice are likely to embolden other African states to leave the world's only permanent war crimes tribunal.

Kenyatta in Sudan as African decisions loom on ICC

2016-10-30 07:00

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has begun a two-day visit to Sudan, just days after Khartoum issued a call to all African countries to withdraw from the International Criminal Court.

African group urges SA, Burundi, Gambia to stick with ICC

2016-10-28 10:05

A group of African legal and rights experts has called on Burundi, South Africa and Gambia to reconsider their plans to withdraw from the International Criminal Court.

WATCH: AU Commission has no standing in ICC, says Dlamini-Zuma

2016-10-26 14:18

Chairperson of the AU Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has said that the AU "has no standing in the ICC" and therefore, it is "purely" the decision of African countries to join or to withdraw from the Hague-based tribunal.

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

2016-10-25 11:15

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.

 

Top aide to Burundi president escapes assassination bid

2016-11-29 12:06

A top advisor to Burundi's president and the most public face of the government has escaped an assassination attempt in the capital Bujumbura, officials say.

Work with ICC rather than withdraw, UN tells countries

2016-11-18 10:10

Countries thinking of leaving the International Criminal Court should instead work within the system to improve the court, a UN spokesperson says.

Burundi seeks to replace UN envoy after crisis talks

2016-11-15 11:32

Burundi's president has asked the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to appoint a new envoy less than two weeks after the emissary returned from crisis talks in Bujumbura, according to a letter seen by AFP

Top Africa stories: Uganda, Zim, Nigeria

2016-11-08 19:26

Zimbabwean firms urge government to adopt the SA rand as its "reference currency" and Ugandan police "block" opposition leader Kizza Besigye from travelling to SA.

Top Africa stories: Zimbabwe, Nigeria,

2016-11-01 21:00

President Robert Mugabe uses presidential powers to sign dreaded bond notes into official currency and "shocked" Nigerian president orders probe into sexual abuses by government officials.

International court hit by planned exit of 3 African states

2016-10-31 17:30

The International Criminal Court is reeling after three African nations announced plans to leave, shining the spotlight on long-festering complaints that the Hague-based institution unfairly targets the continent

Burundi formally notifies UN of ICC pullout

2016-10-28 13:33

Burundi has formally notified the UN of its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, dealing a blow to the tribunal seen as a pillar of international justice.

ICC 'bias' handy cover-up for African detractors - experts

2016-10-28 08:18

Complex diverse political agendas are driving African nations to quit the International Criminal Court, with leaders seeking to cloak the move by reigniting age-old anger at the West, analysts say.

Botswana reaffirms support for ICC, 'regrets' SA decision

2016-10-26 12:09

The government of Botswana has become the first African country to "regret" the decision taken by South Africa to leave the International Criminal Court. It also affirmed its support for the court.

Burundi police release detained journalist, driver

2016-10-25 08:44

A Burundi journalist who was arrested with an American reporter and their driver while out reporting in the troubled nation, has been released, according to colleagues.

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