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Bashir trial opens as Sudan sovereign council delayed

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s deposed military leader Omar al-Bashir, who ruled the country for 30 years, arrived in court Monday in Khartoum for the start of his trial on corruption charges. The trial comes as a sovereign council was being formed, following Saturday’s signing of a transitional constitution by …

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Ongwen’s lawyer cites intimidation of witnesses

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some of the witnesses who testified in the trial of Dominic Ongwen, a former commander in the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA have complained of intimidation while others are too scared to testify, according to the defense team. Ongwen’s lead lawyer, Krispus Ayena Odongo told the …

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ICC commences search for new chief prosecutor

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Criminal Court (ICC) has commenced on the search for a new prosecutor as the term of the current chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will expire on 15 June 2021. Fatou Bensouda is serving her second tenure in office after assuming office on June …

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Expectations of LRA victims overwhelms ICC, 16 Years later

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Criminal Court – ICC continues to enjoy mixed fortunes in its works in Uganda, the first country to refer a situation back in 2003. Sixteen years later, only Dominic Ongwen, one of the five indicted top LRA Commanders has surrendered to the …

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Detention of Ongwen lead lawyer will not affect trial-ICC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The detention of the lead lawyer of Dominic Ongwen, the former commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) standing trial at the International Criminal Court is insignificant to the progress of the trial. Krispus Ayena Odongo, the lead lawyer in the defence team representing …

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ICC drops arrest warrants against two LRA commanders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Criminal Court-ICC has dropped arrest warrants against two top commanders of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army-LRA.   They are Okot Odhiambo and Raska Lukwiya. The two were part of the five LRA commanders indicted by ICC for war crimes and crimes against humanity …

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‘Terminator’ warlord guilty of Congo atrocities

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | International Criminal Court judges on Monday convicted a  Congolese rebel chief nicknamed “Terminator” of war crimes including massacring civilians and sexual enslavement, in a badly-needed victory for prosecutors in The Hague. Bosco Ntaganda forces carried out horrific attacks including one in a banana field that …

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Bashir accused of graft, but what about ICC charges?

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Driven from power after months of nationwide protests, Sudan’s former strongman Omar al-Bashir has been held in the capital’s grim Kober prison on a series of charges filed by prosecutors. Those charges range from corruption to killing protesters, and on June 16 Bashir appeared before a …

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Indicting Uganda and the ICC

How the international court gamed Museveni into a deal of partial justice COMMENT | GAAKI KIGAMBO | Since its inception in 2002 to date, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has studiously defended itself against accusations it is an imperial project; especially in Africa, by pointing to the number of cases …

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