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Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:21:00 GMT

Don't leave ICC, reform it – Venaani  -  New Era
So far, only South Africa, Gambia and Burundi have withdrawn from the ICC while Senegal, Nigeria and Tanzania have indicated that they will remain signatories to the Rome Statute. Namibia has announced that it too will leave the ICC. New Era reported ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:18:33 GMT

A String of Departures from the ICC is Ringing Alarm Bells  -  CSS Resources (blog)
The news that three African states—Burundi, South Africa and now The Gambia—will quit the International Criminal Court marks a setback in the long struggle against impunity for grave crimes. Although the politics are specific to each country, the ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:01:03 GMT

African rights groups, NGOs decry ICC defections  -  Anadolu Agency
Rights groups and experts across Africa have expressed disappointment at the recent decision by Burundi, South Africa and Gambia to leave the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC). Amnesty International's regional director for Southern Africa, ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:21:38 GMT

A Stronger Court for Crimes Against Humanity  -  New York Times
Since it began operations in 2002, the International Criminal Court has secured just four convictions, fueling the perception that it has been largely ineffectual as a tribunal of last resort for the world's worst criminals. Making matters worse ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 07:01:12 GMT
Burundi: When Democracy Fails  -  Santa Barbara Independent
In a year when a United States presidential candidate talks openly about jailing his opponent, it is well to remember that in places like the East African nation of Burundi, where political prisoners are routinely rounded up, confined, and tortured ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 06:14:29 GMT

Gunmen abduct 2 in Burundi's Bubanza province  -  News Ghana
Gunmen abduct 2 in Burundi's Bubanza province. Unidentified gunmen Monday night abducted two pastors of the Free Methodist Church at Buringa in Gihanga, Bubanza province, 15 km west of the Burundian capital Bujumbura, Burundi News Agency ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 06:04:25 GMT

Car crash leaves 3 dead in Burundi  -  News Ghana
Car crash leaves 3 dead in Burundi. Three persons died and three others were seriously injured when a taxi collided with a truck at Honga in Bururi province, some 120 km south of the Burundian capital Bujumbura, Burundi National Radio reported Monday.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 04:50:17 GMT

Burundi talks: Museveni optimistic  -  New Vision
Former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa, the mediator of the Burundi peace process has briefed President Yoweri Museveni on the progress of the talks. image. “H.E. Benjamin Mkapa today briefed me on progress of the Burundi peace process.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 03:03:00 GMT
Africa Speaks Out Against ICC Withdrawal  -  Human Rights Watch
The recent decisions by South Africa, Burundi, and Gambia to leave the International Criminal Court (ICC) are generating wide attention and speculation about a mass exodus from the court by African countries. But think it's clear where Africa stands on ...
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 01:20:34 GMT

ICC: Africa Obsessed and Ineffective  -  teleSUR English
Fast forward about 14 years from the year the statute entered into effect in 2016, when three ratifying countries—South Africa, Burundi and Gambia—have announced their withdrawal from the entity. Although the decisions have proven to be controversial ...