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African Leaders Plan Mass Withdrawal From International Criminal Court

AFRICANGLOBE - 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 African Union summit. It was the latest expression of impatience by African leaders with the court.

Goodbye ICC: The Bold Steps Taken By Three African Countries

AFRICANGLOBE - Within 20 days, three African countries have left the International Criminal Court, the much-hated Netherlands-based tribunal whose preoccupation over the past 14 years has been to humiliate Africans. Burundi made history when it announced its withdrawal. It was followed by South Africa and Gambia. .The withdrawal is warranted by the fact that the ICC, despite being called the International Criminal Court, is in fact an International Caucasian Court for the prosecution and humiliation of Africans.

S.Africa’s Withdrawal Rocks International Criminal Court

AFRICANGLOBE - "There is a view in Africa that the ICC in choosing who to prosecute has seemingly preferred to target leaders in Africa." The ICC, set up in 2002, is often accused of bias against Africa and has also struggled with a lack of cooperation, including from the United States which has signed the court's treaty but never ratified it.

More Evidence Why Africa Must Ditch The International Criminal Court

AFRICANGLOBE - Calls for Africa to ditch the International Criminal Court continue to grow louder in the context of its unbridled bias towards the continent’s leadership. Since its inception, the ICC has been riddled with accusations of selective application of prosecution with more evidence now be unearthed of how the supposedly international court of appeal has become the West’s instrument of coercion against “errant” African leaders. Isn’t it clear that the ICC has, on several occasions, been exposed for its role in trying to destabilise Africa so that the West can plunder the continent’s resources? African countries, scholars and international relations experts unanimously contend that the ICC has become an instrument to further the West’s interests in dominating the developing world since the end of the Cold War.

‘Mugabe Is The Only Leader Holding Africa Together’

AFRICANGLOBE - Malema says Mugabe is the only African president who makes decisions in the interest of the entire continent without apologising for them. “We may not agree with him on this or that issue but on a broader perspective, he’s the man that represents the kind of Africa we want… An Africa where Africans own their land and their economy.”

African Union Chief Mugabe Says ICC Unwelcome In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Zimbabwean leader and African Union chairman Robert Mugabe on Tuesday harshly criticized the International Criminal Court (ICC) after Sudan's president dodged an international arrest order by leaving early from a meeting of the continent's leaders in South Africa, a news agency reported.

Xenophobia – International Criminal Court To Probe Zuma, Zulu King

AFRICANGLOBE - Following a petition from the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has decided to probe the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other African citizens in South Africa.

Nigerian Govt May Take Zulu King To International Criminal Court

AFRICANGLOBE - The Nigerian Senate, yesterday, urged President Goodluck Jonathan to recall Nigeria's High Commissioner to South Africa, following the wave of xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other Africans in South Africa. It also hinted that the Federal Government would formally file a criminal case at the International Criminal Court, ICC, Hague, against the Zulu King, who was believed to have instigated the uprising through inciting comments.

British Scholar Describes ICC As ‘Racist And Corrupt’

AFRICANGLOBE - British academic David Hoile described the Internal Criminal Court (ICC) as a “corrupt and racist institution” that only serves the purpose of European policy. Speaking in Addis Ababa at the launch of his new book, Justice Denied: The reality of the International Criminal Court, the scholar said:

Uhuru Kenyatta: African “Person Of The Year”

AFRICANGLOBE - Love him or loathe him, there’s no questioning his influence: last year, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has done more than any other African to shape the destiny of both his country and his continent. Studying Uhuru Kenyatta, one gets the sense that he was never really in charge of his own destiny.

Selective Justice: Ethiopian PM Wants Africa To Withdraw From ICC

AFRICANGLOBE - The Ethiopian Prime Minister, HaileMariam Desalegn, has called on African countries to withdraw their membership from the International Criminal Court (ICC) as the organisation is only serving the interests of Western nations.

ICC Shelves Darfur Case For Lack Of UN Support

AFRICANGLOBE - The International Criminal Court's prosecutor said on Friday that she had shelved an investigation into war crimes in Sudan's Darfur region for lack of action by the United Nations Security Council to push for arrests.

Ugandan President Call On African Nations To Quit The ICC

AFRICANGLOBE - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Friday called on African nations to drop out of the treaty establishing the International Criminal Court, amid evidence that it unfairly targets Africans.

ICC Prosecutor Drops Charges Against Kenyan President

AFRICANGLOBE - Prosecutors dropped charges of crimes against humanity against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyattaon Friday, marking a failure for the International Criminal Court in the highest-profile case in its 11-year history.

How Uhuru Kenyatta Scored Big Against The ICC

AFRICANGLOBE - The case against Uhuru Kenyatta at the International Criminal Court could have been his downfall. Instead, through clever politics, it could be the making of the Kenyan presiden.

Joseph Kony In Sudan-Controlled Enclave – Report

AFRICANGLOBE - A new report says it has fresh evidence that Joseph Kony, the fugitive war crimes suspect wanted by the International Criminal Court, has sought haven in an enclave controlled by Sudan.