ICC Lifts Arrest Warrant For Simone Gbagbo
07 August 2021 | 6:18 am
The ICC lifts the arrest warrant for Ivorian former First Lady Simone Gbagbo, The UN extends the arms embargo on the Central African Republic, and with cinemas closed, South African turn to their cars to see the latest blockbuster releases.
8 Jan 2021
Uganda's main opposition leader has asked a tribunal in The Hague to investigate his country's president for human rights abuses. At an online press conference, police accosted Bobi Wine and dragged him from his car.
9 Jan 2021
Bobi Wine, the opposition presidential candidate in Uganda's upcoming elections, has laid a complaint with the International Criminal Court against President Yoweri Museveni and others, for crimes against humanity, among other accusations.
27 Jan 2021
The risk of vaccine nationalism is a moral quandry - that could also have huge economic consequences. A new report from the International Chamber of Commerce says the unequal distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine could cost the global economy 9 trillion dollars. John Denton, Secretary General of the ICC, says supporting equitable distribution of vaccines is not an act of charity - "it's absolutely economic common sense."
30 Jan 2021
According to analysts, by handing over a militia leader to the International Criminal Court, CAR's president, Faustin-Archange Touadera, has sent a clear signal to the rebels that they cannot expect impunity.
5 Feb 2021
A former Ugandan child soldier who became a commander of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army is convicted of dozens of crimes, including widespread rape, sexual enslavement, child abductions, torture and murder, including the killing of babies. Also, as Ethiopia focuses on ongoing conflict in the Tigray region, ethnic crisis deepens in the Benishangul-Gumuz region. Tens of thousands of people have fled the scene of repeated massacres. Finally, the team behind Nigerian film "The Milkmaid", about the Islamist sect Boko Haram, are hoping to make the Oscars shortlist.
15 Feb 2021
Britain's Karim Khan has been elected as the next chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. He will take over from Fatou Bensouda, who was hit with US sanctions last year.
25 Mar 2021
Libyan militia leader Mahmoud al-Werfalli was accused of carrying out and ordering several rounds of executions dating back to 2016. His killing highlights the fragility of the security situation in Libya.
1 Apr 2021
Both men had been accused of inciting violence after the tense elections in 2010. Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Ble Goude have been considering returning to the Ivory Coast.
10 May 2021
The international criminal court has sentenced a former militia leader and child soldier from Uganda to 25 years in prison after he was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity in a landmark judgment.
22 May 2021
This week in Africa Weekly, Chad's military has declared victory over FACT, the rebel group blamed for killing ex-leader Idriss Deby. The International Criminal Court has sentenced Ugandan warlord Dominic Ongwen to 25 years' imprisonment for war crimes as a key commander of brutal group the Lord's Resistance Army. In Egypt, Muslims celebrate Eid with more ceremony than last year, when Covid-19 shut down festivities at the end of Ramadan. Finally, we explore the world of money changers in Djibouti, an unassuming group of women who keep the wheels of the economy turning.
7 Jun 2021
Fatou Bensouda, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), is about to leave her post after nine years in office. In an interview with FRANCE 24 from The Hague, she said the transfer of ousted Sundanese president Omar al-Bashir to the ICC in the near future was "a possibility". Bensouda called the sanctions imposed on her by the Trump administration last year, which were later lifted by the Biden administration, "a difficult and unfortunate moment" for her and the court.
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Three years into Lebanon's devastating financial collapse, some 80 percent of the population is now living below the poverty line. The situation is driving more and more people to risk their lives on the open seas.
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A Russian-installed official in the Ukrainian city of Kherson says Russian forces who have conceded swaths of territory are "regrouping." Kyiv claims gains in three of the four regions Moscow says it has now annexed.
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Kenya’s rapid mobile phone penetration has created opportunities to smartphone accessories providers. Ruuj Caflon, a Nairobi-based University graduate, is one of them. He designs clothes that can charge a phone and produce light.
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