Fatou Bensouda

By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 6th, 2014
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Question: what’s the best way to escape international justice? Answer: Get yourself elected president, of course. At least that was Uhuru Kenyatta’s solution, and it worked. By SIMON ALLISON. It’s all over bar the shouting, and a few more tedious court proceedings. Unless something drastic changes, U...
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Aug 17th, 2013
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The Federal Government has said it will hand over arrested members of the Boko Haram sect to the International Criminal Court located at The Hague, Netherlands, for prosecution. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, who made the Presidency’s position known in ...
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Apr 5th, 2013
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By David Bosco, Almost 15 years ago, delegates from more than 100 countries gathered in a crowded conference room in Rome, cheering, chanting and even shedding a few tears. After weeks of tense negotiations, they had drafted a charter for a permanent court tasked with prosecuting genocide, crimes aga...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 17th, 2013
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(Reuters) – Lawyers for Kenya’s president-elect, Uhuru Kenyatta, will push the International Criminal Court on Monday to drop charges against him after the case against his co-accused collapsed. The case against Kenyatta, on charges of crimes against humanity over bloodshed in the afterma...
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In Cote d'Ivoire
Mar 11th, 2013
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(CNN) — The International Criminal Court on Monday dropped charges against former Cabinet Secretary Francis Kirimi Muthaura — one of four prominent Kenyan leaders accused of crimes against humanity. ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said people with information had died or were too afraid to ...
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Jan 14th, 2013
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Intolerable human insecurity and threats to humanitarian operations in Darfur remain largely invisible; an overview in three parts: South Darfur By Eric Reeves January 11, 2013 -In assessing human security in West Darfur (December 27, 2012, http://www.sudanreeves.org/?p=3684), I began by invoking tes...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 26th, 2012
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Nathan Wangusi Either Kenyans are full of contradictions or they are being underestimated by the two tribal leaders, Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and his counterpart Eldoret North MP William Ruto who are facing charges of crimes against humanity arising from the post-election violence of 2007...
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In Mali
Jul 18th, 2012
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The International Criminal Court says it will launch a preliminary inquiry into the events that have taken place in Mali, where Islamist rebels have seized control of the country’s north. Chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says the probe will determine whether to open a fuller investigation that c...
By IndepthAfrica
In Gambia
Jun 15th, 2012
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The Hague – Gambia’s Fatou Bensouda was sworn in on Friday as the International Criminal Court’s new chief prosecutor, saying she was ready to lead the fight against the world’s worst war criminals. “I, Fatou Bensouda, solemnly undertake that I will perform my duties and...
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In Cote d'Ivoire
Dec 15th, 2011
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Abidjan – Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara’s party was headed for a parliamentary majority on Thursday, media reports said, as former strongman Laurent Gbagbo awaits trial in The Hague. Public television reports said Ouattara’s Rally of Republicans (RDR) had so far won 123 ou...