ICC: Israel guilty of war crimes but will not be prosecuted

International Criminal Court (ICC) lawyers say Israel is guilty of war crimes for the raid on an aid ship bound for Gaza in 2010, but the court’s decision confirms that Israel has a ‘special status’ in regards to international law.… Read the rest

Africa forces UN vote over ICC trial for Kenyan president

African nations will Friday launch one of the biggest challenges yet to the International Criminal Court by forcing a UN Security Council vote on suspending the trial of Kenya’s president.

A resolution seeking to defer crimes against humanity charges against … Read the rest

Kenya pushing for AU-split from ICC

iccAfrican leaders will debate the continent’s “relationship” with the International Criminal Court at a special summit on October 11, officials said Friday, amid growing opposition to the tribunal.

The 54-member African Union has accused The Hague-based ICC of singling out … Read the rest

Ivory Coast won’t transfer ex-First Lady to International Criminal Court

Ivory Coast said Friday it would not transfer former first lady Simone Gbagbo to the International Criminal Court in the Hague, but would try her at home instead.

The decision came 18 months after the ICC issued a warrant for … Read the rest

Western powers poised to pressure Syria

Western powers were poised Tuesday to press their efforts for a UN resolution to rid Syria of chemical weapons, one day after a report by the world body describing a “chilling” sarin gas attack there.

United Nations experts, without assigning … Read the rest

Ivory Coast reconciliation ‘at a dead end’

by Christophe Koffi

A bid to reconcile hardened enemies in Ivory Coast has all but broken down, according to participants and observers, and time is running out for a commission set up to heal the wounds of bitter strife.

More … Read the rest

Obama speaks to African youth from Soweto via video link

by Shabtai Gold

US President Barack Obama was met Saturday with songs, cheers and laughter from young South Africans at a university in the Soweto area of Johannesburg.

Before he entered the room, the crowd sang songs from the struggle … Read the rest