South Africa to Withdraw From International Criminal Court

South Africa to Withdraw From International Criminal Court

On Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, Tshililo Michael Masutha, the Minister of Justice of South Africa, presented a bill to parliament for the withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC). South Africa, Burundi, and Gambia announced in October their intention to leave the ICC due to what they believe is unbalanced treatment of the Court’s members. […]

Five Journalists Arrested in Ethiopia

Five Journalists Arrested in Ethiopia

On Monday, June 22, 2016, five journalists were invited to a press conference under false pretenses and arrested by authorities in the small town of Wajale, Ethiopia, which is located near the Somali border. Soon after, four of the five journalists were released while one, Muktar Nuh with Horn Cable TV (HCTV), remains in jail. […]

Chad Dictator Sentenced to Life for Crimes Against Humanity [Video]

Chad Dictator Sentenced to Life for Crimes Against Humanity [Video]

Chad’s former dictator, Hissene Habre, was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of war crimes, torture, rape, and crimes against humanity on Monday, May 30, 2016. The sentence was handed down by The Extraordinary African Chambers, a commission developed in Senegal. The commission was established by Senegal and The African Union to prosecute Habre […]

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