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23 Nov
The International Criminal Court said it was suspending the investigation it launched in September to look into a deferral request by Manila. Human rights groups slammed the decision, urging it to continue work.
28 Sep
The tribunal wants to "deprioritize" a probe into alleged US war crimes in Afghanistan and focus instead on the ruling Taliban and the "Islamic State Khorasan." Afghan human rights defenders have slammed the move.
26 Sep
President Duterte's legal counsel said the Hague-based war crimes court has no jurisdiction to probe the Philippines' anti-drug crackdown. He added that ICC investigators will not be allowed entry into the country.
12 Aug
The former Sudanese president is facing International Criminal Court charges of crimes against humanity and genocide. He has been on the wanted list since 2009.
11 Aug
Indigenous groups have filed a request with the ICC in The Hague for it to investigate Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro over alleged genocide and crimes against humanity.
7 Aug
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.
17 Jun
The British barrister inherits a string of open investigations, including contentious probes into the Israel-Palestinian conflict and alleged US war crimes in Afghanistan.
7 Jun
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.
22 May
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.
10 May
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.
1 Apr
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.
25 Mar
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.

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The SPD's Olaf Scholz, Germany's next chancellor, has presented his Cabinet ministers for the new government, to be sworn in on Wednesday. He offered a few surprises.
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Austria's ex-Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced he is stepping back from politics. His successor, Alexander Schallenberg, has also announced his resignation.
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Governments and international organizations have said Myanmar's most prominent pro-democracy figure did not receive a fair trial, and accuse the ruling junta of sacking the rule of law in a bid to hold power.