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Kenya: We have been vindicated - Uhuru Kenyatta

Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya. Photo©Damien Grenon for The Africa ReportIn the crimes against humanity cases over political violence in 2007-08, the ICC withdrew charges against the president in 2015 and dropped the case against his deputy.

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South Africa government loses Sudan's al Bashir court appeal

Sudanese President Al-Bashir has an ICC arrest warrant hanging over his head for alleged crimes against humanity. Photo©ReutersThe South African government on Tuesday lost an appeal against a High Court judgement that condemned its failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during a visit to the country last year, as unlawful.

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Catch me if you can: Omar Bashir and the ICC

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Photo©Bernat Armangue/AP/SIPAWanted Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has once again defied an international warrant for his arrest by flying to Indonesia.

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AU is watching ex-Cote d'Ivoire president's case at the ICC

The African Union says it is following Cote d'Ivoire's ex-President Laurent Gbagbo's case at the ICC. Photo©ReutersThe African Union says it does not condone impunity and is following the Ivory Coast's ex-President Laurent Gbagbo's case at the International Criminal Court.

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Ugandan rebel commander's ICC pre-trial set for Thursday

Dominic Ongwen is one of four LRA commanders indicted by ICC over crimes against humanity.Former Ugandan rebel commander Dominic Ongwen's pre-trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) will start on Thursday, the Hague based court has said.

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Cote D'Ivoire Country Profile 2015: Polls test the post-conflict peace

altLess than a year before next presidential election – the first one since the 2010 turmoil – Côte d'Ivoire presents a contrasting picture: while the economy is booming, particularly thanks to public investment in infrastructure projects, reconciliation is more rhetoric than reality.

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Kenya Country Profile 2015: That engine just keeps rolling

altBuoyed by the confidence of local and international investors, Kenya's economy looks sufficiently stable to survive the damage done by a sharp drop in income from tourism after a spate of terrorist attacks – and it should remain strong enough to shrug off rising inflationary pressures going into 2015.

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Truth, justice and the unbroken line of Kenya’s elites

altOn 11 September, hundreds of Mau Mau veterans who had fought the British Empire in Kenya between 1952 and 1960 gathered at Uhuru Park in Nairobi to unveil a statue in their honour.

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South Africa's govt mulls ICC pull out

An ANC offical says they want the ICC to be reconstructed and restructured in such a way that it could be a global instrument that will be fair to everybody. Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's ruling ANC is mulling a pull-out from the International Criminal Court, which it claims has lost its way.

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South Africa asks ICC for more time to explain Omar Al-Bashir issue

In June, the SA government defied a court order to arrest Sudanese president, Al-Bashir when he was in the country for an AU summit. Photo©ReutersSouth Africa has asked the International Criminal Court for an extension to respond to a request surrounding the events of Sudan President Omar Al Bashir's attendance of the African Union summit in August and their subsequent failure to arrest and surrender him.

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South Africa suffers set back in al-Bashir case

The ICC issued a warrant of arrest for al-Bashir on charges of war crimes and genocide. Photo©ReutersA South African court has ruled that the government cannot appeal against a judgement that said it acted unconstitutionally by failing to arrest Sudan President Omar al-Bashir when he visited the country in June.

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Rwanda: Karenzi in court

Photos©Denyse Uwera/Ap/SipaThe arrest of the spy chief in London has stirred up a diplomatic storm

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What does Kenya want?

PHOTO© MANDEL NGAN/AFP; SIMON MAINA/AFPWith both the West and East now courting Nairobi, President Kenyatta must decide how to do business with allies both old and new.

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South Africa's president Zuma calms down under siege judiciary

South African President Jacob Zuma has maintained that his government respects the independence of the judiciary amid concerns over a spate of public attacks of judges by his administration.

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Justice must cut both ways

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma and Sudan's Omar al-Bashir.Photo©ReutersThe fate of Darfur highlights the short attention span that has stymied the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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South Africa's contradictions hurt foreign policy

Blame it on the boogie: Zuma doesn’t let diplomatic headaches spoil the party. Photo©Herman Verwey/Foto24/Gallo Images/GettyZuma's flip-flop on the arrest of Sudan's President Bashir cast a cloud over an AU summit that was supposed to help resolve recent diplomatic conflicts.

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Al-Bashir's escape from justice divides South Africans

South Africans are divided about the recent furore over their government's defiance of a court order that called for the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al Bashir.

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Court ordered arrest of Sudanese leader hours after he sneaked out of South Africa

Omar al-Bashir, President of SudanA South African court on Monday ordered the arrest of Sudan President Omar al-Bashir, hours after he sneaked out of the country in defiance of a court order that prevented him from flying out.

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South African court orders Sudanese leader not to leave

Omar al-Bashir, president of SudanA South African court on Sunday ordered Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to remain in the country pending a ruling in a case where a group wants Pretoria to enforce an International Criminal Court (ICC) warrant arrest against him.

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Concerns with ICC must be tackled at AU Summit

Photo©ReutersA leading rights group has urged African leaders to resolve the continent's uneasy relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC) when they meet for the African Union (AU) summit this week.

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