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Botswana reiterates support for the ICC while saying it “regrets” South Africa’s decision to leave the Court
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Politics and Society Botswana reiterates support for the ICC while saying it “regrets” South Africa’s decision to leave the Court

You can strike Botswana off the list of countries likely to join South Africa and Burundi in quitting the international Criminal Court (ICC). Botswana today issued a statement reiterating its support for the ICC saying the Court fights for the victims of the most severe crimes. The statement stresses that Botswana sees the ICC as a force for good in the world.

Cartoon: Of ICC exits and sore losers
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Politics and Society Cartoon: Of ICC exits and sore losers

US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and #ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda have a difficult few weeks ahead. Hillary has to beat a man who says he won’t accept defeat while Bensouda has to convince several African presidents that the ICC is not racially profiling them. Can Hillary and Bensouda succeed or will the “difficult men” have their way in the end?

South Sudan: Is it time the ICC got involved?
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Politics and Society South Sudan: Is it time the ICC got involved?

Following the resumption of violence in South Sudan that has reportedly already claimed at least 300 lives, many are calling for a permanent solution to the troubles in Africa’s newest state. Some say this necessarily involves making an example of the country’s two top leaders, President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar, by trying them at the ICC. Is this how South Sudan will find peace or does the mantra “African solutions for African problems” compel us to look for answers closer to home?

The International Criminal Court is not biased against Africans: Kofi Annan says
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Politics and Society The International Criminal Court is not biased against Africans: Kofi Annan says

Kofi Annan, the former UN secretary general has rejected accusations that the International Criminal Court (ICC) is biased, and targets Africans. Anna said: African leaders “shouldn’t pretend that they were the first” charged at The Hague. Annan’s comments have divided opinion on social media. We ask, is the ICC biased and does the Court target Africans?

Kenya mulls International Criminal Court pull-out: Should African countries quit the court?
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Politics and Society Kenya mulls International Criminal Court pull-out: Should African countries quit the court?

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has made a formal request to members of the country’s legislature to approve laws to pull Kenya out of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The request has divided opinion, prompting the question: Should African countries quit the ICC or rather lobby for the reformation of the court?