In Central Africa
Jul 2nd, 2013
Ola Johnson, IndepthAfrica Senegalese authorities charged former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre with criminal acts against humankind and remanded him in custody on Tuesday in an indictment seen by numerous as a breakthrough for African equity. The 70-year-old was additionally accused of war criminal ...
In African Union (AU)
Dec 10th, 2012
By Stephen Lamony African states must take lead in prosecution of grave crimes rather than diluting the mandate of an over-stretched regional court. The three year old impasse between the African Union (AU) and the International Criminal Court (ICC) is being further complicated by plans to expand the...
Aug 23rd, 2012
Senegal and the African Union say they’ve finalized a deal on how to try a former Chadian dictator who is accused of ordering thousands of political opponents to be tortured or killed. The move comes about a month after preliminary agreement was announced. In July, the International Court of Ju...