The Gambia announces it is next African country to leave ICC

The western African nation of The Gambia announced on Tuesday that it plans to leave the International Criminal Court, just days after South Africa notified the ICC in The Hague of its own intention to withdraw. In a televised statement, The Gambia’s Minister of Information, Communications and Infrastructure announced the…

ICC responds on SA withdrawal as Africa wonders who’s next

The International Criminal Court in The Hague acknowledged South Africa’s intent to withdraw from the Rome Statute on Saturday, while expressing its widely shared concern that other African nations will follow Pretoria’s lead and separate from their ICC treaty agreements. “Although withdrawing from a treaty is a sovereign act, I…

Djibouti’s three-way tango with China and the U.S.

In a recent interview with Reuters, Djibouti’s authoritarian President Ismail Omar Guelleh confirmed a long-rumored Chinese naval base in the tiny East African nation would, in fact, soon be a reality. Military planners and political leaders in the United States, who are heavily reliant on Djibouti’s bases and installations, have…

Michael Wilcox

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ICC: Laurent Gbagbo pleads “not guilty”

Laurent Gbagbo, Cote d’Ivoire’s former president, has pleaded “not guilty” on Thursday at the International Criminal Court (ICC) to four charges of crimes against humanity. Gbagbo and his close ally, Charles Blé Goudé, who was the youth and employment minister during Gbagbo’s administrations and was also the leader of the…

ICC send Congolese militia leaders back to DRC

Two Congolese militia leaders have been sent back to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague in order to complete their sentences for war crimes. It was announced on Saturday that Germain Katanga and Thomas Lubanga will be transferred to the DRC…

DRC warlord sentence reduced by ICC

Today the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) reviewed Germain Katanga’s sentence deciding to reduce it, reported the ICC in The Hague. Katanga is a convicted Congolese war criminal who was sentenced to 12 years in prison 2014 and he is the first ICC convict to be freed,…

South Africa: ANC announces plan to withdraw from ICC

The African National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s ruling party, has announced that they are beginning the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC) as they believe that the ICC has lost direction and is no longer fulfilling its mandate. The decision was announced on Sunday. “The National General…

Kenya: Mixed reaction over ICC arrest warrant as politicians vow to fight the court

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on September 10 made public the arrest warrant against two Kenyans accused of corruptly influencing prosecution witnesses. The warrants against Paul Gicheru, a top lawyer in the town of Eldoret in Rift Valley and Philip Kipkoech Bett, have added gasoline to an already charged political…

Robert Wanjala

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