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ICC to hear appeal against acquittal of Ivory Coast’s Gbagbo

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda will try to overturn last year's shock acquittal of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on charges of crimes against humanity.Gbagbo and his right-hand man Charles Blé Goudé were in January...

ICC allows ex-Ivorian president Gbagbo to leave Belgium

The International Criminal Court on Thursday said former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo can leave Belgium under certain conditions following his acquittal last year over post-electoral violence that killed 3,000 people.Gbagbo and his deputy Charles Ble Goude were both...

Sudan to handover ex-leader Omar al-Bashir to ICC

Sudan has agreed to hand over ousted autocrat Omar al-Bashir and others to the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes in Darfur, a top official of Sudan’s new ruling body said Tuesday.The Hague-based ICC has charged Bashir and three of his former...

Former Ivorian leader, Gbagbo wants unconditional release by ICC

Lawyers for Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo argued on Thursday that he should be released without conditions while awaiting the prosecution’s appeal against his acquittal at the International Criminal Court.The ICC, the world’s first permanent war crimes court,...

DR Congo’s Bosco Ntaganda sentenced to 30-year jail term

The International Criminal Court sentenced former Congolese military leader Bosco Ntaganda on Thursday to 30 years in prison for atrocities including murder, rape and conscripting child soldiers.Ntaganda, 46, was found guilty in July on 18 charges of war crimes...

Liberia’s Weah invites ICC to advise on war crimes court

Liberia's President George Weah has invited the president of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to the country to discuss the idea of setting up a war and economic crimes court. The tribunal is intended to address crimes committed during two...

ICC prosecutor want to appeal Laurent Gbagbo’s acquittal

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Monday said her office would appeal the acquittal of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo. The court acquitted Gbagbo on crimes against humanity charges on Jan. 15, saying prosecutors had failed to...

US revokes ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s visa

The US has revoked the entry visa for the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Fatou Bensouda has been investigating allegations of war crimes by US forces and their allies in Afghanistan...

ICC judges orders DR Congo Bemba’s release after acquittal

International judges Tuesday ordered the interim release "under specific conditions" of former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba who was acquitted last week of war crimes after a decade behind bars. "Today... the International Criminal Court ordered the interim release under...

Acquitted DR Congo leader Bemba edges closer to freedom

Jean-Pierre Bemba's lawyers are set to argue Tuesday for his immediate release after international judges acquitted him of war crimes, as the former Congolese vice president edged closer towards freedom following a decade behind bars. Bemba was acquitted on appeal...
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Ivory Coast PM and ruling RHDP candidate for presidency in next election dies at 61

Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Ivory Coast’s prime minister and the ruling party’s candidate for an October presidential election, died on Wednesday, President Alassane Ouattara said.The...