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Prosecutors: War criminal who drank poison at UN tribunal acted alone

Prosecutors said there is no evidence that Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak had help in successfully carrying out his plan to commit suicide inside a UN courtroom.

Iran vows to overcome US economic sanctions

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday vowed Iran will overcome U.S. economic sanctions against the country.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in May. (J. Scott Applewhite-AP)

Mike Pompeo: US terminating 1955 Treaty of Amity with Iran

The U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, said on Wednesday that the U.S. is terminating the 1955 Treaty of Amity with Iran.
Laurent Gbagbo

Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo opens freedom bid at ICC

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo will Monday ask the International Criminal Court to acquit him of crimes against humanity and free him after seven years in detention.
Laurent Gbagbo

Ivory Coast’s Laurent Gbagbo to open freedom bid at ICC

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo will on Monday ask the International Criminal Court to acquit him on all charges of crimes against humanity and release him after seven years in detention.

DR Congo unveils candidates for troubled vote

Election officials in Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday released an official list of candidates for December's presidential election, formally excluding two heavyweight opposition figures.

ICC confirms Jean-Pierre Bemba’s sentence for witness bribes

The International Criminal Court on Monday confirmed a one-year sentence against Congolese ex-vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba for bribing witnesses during an earlier trial, which saw him being excluded from running for president.

ICC dares US after Donald Trump’s NSA threatens sanctions

The International Criminal Court (ICC) said on Tuesday it would “continue to do its work undeterred” a day after U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton threatened sanctions if the tribunal investigated U.S. activities in Afghanistan.

Jordan defends decision not to Arrest Sudanese president

Jordan defended Monday its decision not to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during an Arab League summit last year, saying it was not obliged to detain and hand him over to the International Criminal Court.
Lili and Howick

Teenagers disappear ahead of deportation from Netherlands

Two Armenian teenagers due to be deported from the Netherlands have gone missing on Saturday, the Dutch justice ministry said, in the latest twist of a high-profile drama as the pair battle to stay in the country.

Top DR Congo court excludes Jean-Pierre Bemba from presidential race

The Democratic Republic of Congo's highest court on Monday ended former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba's bid to stand in this year's presidential election, upholding an earlier ban imposed on him for bribing witnesses.
China's President Xi Jinping

China: No strings attached to Africa investments – Xi Jinping

President Xi Jinping told African counterparts and business leaders Monday that China’s investments on the continent have “no political strings attached”, even as Beijing is increasingly criticised over its debt-heavy projects abroad.
Congolese opponent Jean-Pierre Bemba (C), escorted by police officers and bodyguards, leaves the office of the Independent Electoral Commission after applying to be a candidate for next presidential elections of December 23, in Kinshasa, on August 2, 2018.Congolese opposition leader Jean-Pierre Bemba announced August 2, 2018 in Kinshasa that he had applied to be a candidate for the presidential election of December 23, the day after his return to the Democratic Republic of Congo, after ten years spent in the prisons of the ICC. / AFP PHOTO / Junior D. KANNAH

Ex-warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba’s party to appeal after ex-warlord barred from DR Congo election

Ex-warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba's political party on Saturday announced it would appeal a decision to reject his candidacy in Democratic Republic of Congo's upcoming presidential elections.
Simone Gbagbo

Ivory Coast ex-first lady Simone Gbagbo seeks to scrap ICC case

Former Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo, freed by amnesty in Abidjan this week, will begin moves to have her case at the International Criminal Court (ICC) scrapped, her lawyer Rodrigue Dadje announced Thursday.

Ex-President Zuma joins small club of African leaders in dock

Former South African president Jacob Zuma goes on trial on Friday for alleged corruption and fraud in a large government arms deal in the late 1990s, charges denied by the 75-year-old who was ousted by his party in February.

DR Congo blocks return of exiled opposition leader Moise Katumbi

Exiled opposition leader Moise Katumbi, who is seeking to return to the Democratic Republic of Congo to contest elections, will be refused entry to the country, Ghislain Robert Lubara, mayor of his former stronghold of Lubumbashi said Thursday.
2 President Buhari presents Keynote Address at the 20th Anniversary of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague, Netherlands on 17th July 2018

IPOB faults ICC for allowing President Buhari deliver keynote address

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said that the recent invitation of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari to the Hague to present a keynote address to the International Criminal Court, ICC, was done in bad faith.

Uganda remains in ICC after quit threats

Uganda has finally decided to remain in the International Criminal Court, after years of threats to withdraw from the Hague-based court.

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Pro-Buhari, Atiku groups appoint Mike Okiro as chairman of campaign boards

Former Inspector-General of Police, and immediate past Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Mike Okiro, has been appointed Chairman, Board of Trustees, Progressives Network For Atiku a.k.a Atiku Must Win Congress.

Ikechukwu Ezenwa: Nigeria can count on me

Goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa has assured the country he will give his best should he be handed the opportunity to start in goal for the Super Eagles against home team South Africa in today’s important 2019 AFCON.

2019: Simon Lalong charges PDP on clean politics

Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, has advised the People’s Democratic Party in the state to engage in constructive criticism as well as churn out laudable programmes that can sell the party and candidate instead of resorting to “gutter politics that will not garner votes or support for their party.”

Thugs invade Kwara communities ahead of bye-election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alerted security agencies over the influx of thugs into some Kwara communities ahead of Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-ero Federal Constituency bye-election slated for Saturday Nov. 17.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Elections: Federal government orders security agencies to begin search of private jets, passengers

The Federal Government may have ordered security agencies to begin search of private jets and their passengers as the 2019 campaigns and other electioneering activities begin.