The Gambia announces it is next African country to leave ICC

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…

Mali dedicates restored UNESCO mosque at center of ICC case

Mali dedicates restored UNESCO mosque at center of ICC case

The restored Sidi Yahia mosque in Timbuktu was unveiled this week in a ceremony attended by about 100 Mali political and religious leaders, the AFP reports. The 15th-century mosque, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1998, was damaged by jihadists in 2012. UNESCO specialists spent five months this…

Bosco Ntaganda’s trial continues

Today, lawyers of notorious Congolese militia leader Bosco Ntaganda attempted to work against the view that their client is violent and bloodthirsty, Reuters reported. They argued that he was a professional soldier who was attempting to protect civilians from the violence and turmoil in Congo in the early 2000s. Accounts…