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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The war in Ukraine is having a drastic impact on Africa. Prices for wheat, gas and gasoline are at record highs. Crisis regions could see things get worse than they already are.
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The Ukrainian resistance in Irpin played a key role in holding off the Russian advance on the capital Kyiv during the first few weeks of the war. But the middle-class commuter town paid a heavy price. More than 300 civilians were killed and tens of thousands fled. Now, more than a month after the Russian withdrawal, residents are beginning to return to try to rebuild their lives. Reconstruction is slowly getting under way, but an estimated €800 million is needed to build new homes. FRANCE 24's Nadia Massih, Bastien Renouil and Raïd Abu Zaideh report from Irpin.
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Known as the burial place of Achilles, the barren Black Sea rock has become the site of fierce combat between Ukraine and Russia. Snake Island has strategic and symbolic importance dating to the Soviet era.
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Mali's military junta has announced it will be exiting a multi-national military force tackling an insurgency in West Africa's Sahel region.
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People in Germany consume an average eleven kilos of chocolate each per year. But few think about the conditions under which cocoa beans are farmed. Child labor has been a problem for decades. But why? And what can be done about it?
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World number one Novak Djokovic claimed his first title in over six months after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-0 7-6(5) to win the Italian Open on Sunday. Djokovic did not drop a set en route to the final in Rome, having picked up his 1,000th tour-level victory by beating Casper Ruud in the semi-final to book a clash with Tsitsipas - a repeat of last year's French Open final, which the Serb won.