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 ...
Mar 22nd, 2013
(Reuters) – A Congolese warlord who faces war crimes charges flew out of Rwanda on Friday after he had surrendered to the U.S. Embassy there this week, requesting that he be transferred to the International Criminal Court, a diplomatic source said. Asked whether Bosco Ntaganda had left, the dip...
Dec 21st, 2012
Written by Bernard Gbayee Goah – President Operation We Care for Liberia USA An estimation of more than two hundred thousand innocent people were killed, hundreds of thousands uprooted from their homes, and hundreds of thousands more displaced in foreign lands as a result of Liberia’s brutal wa...
In Cote d'Ivoire
Nov 2nd, 2012
Former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, who stands accused of multiple war crimes, is well enough to stand trial, judges at the International Criminal Court ruled on Friday. But they also warned that his fragile mental health required close monitoring and appropriate treatment. Preparations for Gbag...
Aug 23rd, 2012
By Getahune Bekele As TPLF warlords franticly searching for non-Tigre individuals, to be placed on the first row of mourners as cheerleaders for Zenawi’s upcoming funeral, distance runner Haile Gebrselassie (pictured) volunteered and performed admirably at Bole airport the day the tyrant’s remains ar...
Aug 21st, 2012
By Getahune Bekele Former Mayer of Addis Ababa and former deputy president of Tigraye republic, later appointed minister of works and urban development, Arkebe Oqubay(pictured) has disappeared over the weekend following his friend and ally Gen Samora Younice who sneaked out of Addis Ababa last week. ...
Aug 1st, 2012
Amsterdam – The son of killed Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi says that he wants to be tried for alleged war crimes in the Netherlands, and a trial in Libya would be tantamount to murder. In a filing by defence lawyers at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands late on Tuesda...
May 13th, 2012
Entebbe – Uganda’s army has captured a top commander of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a spokesperson said on Sunday. “We are going to see a captured top commander,” army spokesperson Felix Kulayigye told AFP, shortly before reporters were flown on a military ai...
May 12th, 2012
Lawyers for Charles Taylor have described the demand by the prosecution at the UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone for an 80-year jail term as “excessive” and urged a lighter sentence. The defence team headed by newly hired lawyer Morris Anyah filed on Friday their sentencing brief a week after ...
In DR Congo
Mar 14th, 2012
The Hague – The International Criminal Court on Wednesday found Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga guilty of war crimes in its landmark first ruling since it was set up a decade ago. Lubanga was accused of recruiting and deploying child soldiers during a five-year conflict until 2003. An estimate...