Though Robert Mugabe’s successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa, described his mentor, who has died aged 95 in Singapore, as “an icon of liberation” Mugabe was an African freedom fighter turned kleptocratic despot straight from central casting — maybe central casting at London’s Ealing Studios where tales of empire were gilded and offered as history rather than entertainment.
Sat, 07 Sep, 2019
A South African judge yesterday ordered authorities to prevent Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is in South Africa for an African Union summit, from leaving the country because of an international order for his arrest, human rights activists said.
Mon, 15 Jun, 2015
The International Criminal Court prosecutor has asked judges to issue an arrest warrants for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and two other senior members of his regime for crimes against humanity, accusing them of deliberately targeting civilians in their crackdown against rebels.
Mon, 16 May, 2011
The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor is to seek arrest warrants for three senior Libyans he says are responsible for the murder and persecution of civilians during the crackdown by Muammar Gaddafi’s regime on anti-government rebels.
Mon, 16 May, 2011
Former Liberian president Charles Taylor, accused of running a murderous band of rebels in pursuit of a fortune in blood diamonds, will tell the world he did nothing wrong when he takes the witness box at his war crimes trial tomorrow.
Mon, 13 Jul, 2009
Despite years of inaction by Sudan’s government, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held out hope that President Omar al-Bashir might still order his country’s courts to prosecute war crimes in Darfur and possibly avert his own war crimes trial by the International Criminal Court.
Fri, 13 Mar, 2009
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is expected by diplomats to charge Sudan's president with genocide and crimes against humanity today, when he reveals details of a probe into atrocities in Darfur.
Mon, 14 Jul, 2008
On the eve of a high-level UN meeting on Darfur, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court urged world leaders to “break their silence” and put justice at the top of the agenda because there will be no peace as long as alleged war criminals remain free in Sudan.
Fri, 21 Sep, 2007