Although they have held strategic positions in their respective countries, these once powerful people - from Burkina Faso's François Compaoré to Mali's Karim Keïta and the DRC's Kalev Mutond and John Numbi - are now being cited in criminal cases. We've delved into their criminal dealings in part two of our series.
Côte d’Ivoire’s Soro, CAR’s Bozizé, Djibouti’s Kadamy…Prosecuted for attempted coups or destabilisation
Côte d'Ivoire's Guillaume Soro, the National Assembly’s former president, Agbéyomé Kodjo, an unsuccessful Togolese presidential candidate, and the CAR’s president-turned-militant François Bozizé have all been accused of conspiracy as well as either leading an attempted coup d’état or destabilisation and now live in exile. We delve into those accused of such charges in the third part of our series.
In our final delve into Africans on the run, we look at these two men who have been accused of having committed crimes against humanity: the worst category imaginable. Ethiopia's former dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam, and Rwanda's Protais Mpiranya, the elusive ex-commander of the Rwandan Presidential Guard who is said to have played a key role in the Tutsi genocide.