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Uhuru Kenyatta says ‘excited’ by news of ICC charges being dropped and without proving his innocence

5 Dec

By Keffyalew Geberemedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta is reported to have said he was “excited”, after hearing news Friday that crimes against humanity charges against him by the International Criminal Court (ICC) had been withdrawn.
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ICC cautions Kenya on Kenyatta media leaks

21 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has warned Kenya’s government against leaking information from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s case to the media.
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ICC adjourns Kenyatta trial date until October 7, 2014

31 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

In the case The ICC Prosecutor V. Uhuru Kenyatta, the International Criminal Court (ICC) today adjourned the commencement date of the trial date to 7 October 2014. A press release by the Court explained that the purpose of this is to give the defendant “a further, time-limited opportunity to provide certain records, which the Prosecution had previously requested on the basis that the records are relevant to a central allegation to the case.”
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AU leaders end 22nd summit in Addis Abeba, without rising above the usual sham and hypocricy

4 Feb

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory

The 22nd summit of the AU had accomplished three tasks. First, the summit either pretended to or tried to discuss how to extinguish the raging fires of conflicts here and there within the region. Of course, conflict in Africa is akin to the summer fires in Australia or North America. Nonetheless, they had to put their emphasis on the Central African Republic and South Sudan.
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ICC rejects appeal by ex-Cote D’Ivoire leader Laurent Gbagbo

29 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court in the Hague has rejected an appeal by the former president of Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, that he should be released while he awaits trial.
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Ethiopia’s AU chairmanship fails the Union, the host finding comfort in a few hardheaded ICC opponents

12 Oct

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin – Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory

As an Ethiopian, the name International Criminal Court (ICC) now automatically brings to my mind how disastrous these past five years have been to Ethiopia’s diplomacy. Perhaps because of the vanity of pure politics, lack of vision, or on account of the leaders’ personality traits, Ethiopian officials seem to ignore that our country has been occupying a unique position in Africa’s regional political and diplomatic history of the past half century.
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Africa’s exit from ICC ‘Badge of shame’ – Annan

8 Oct

by Chantal Presence, The Mail & Guardian, Posted by The EThiopia Observatory

If African victims could get justice in their own countries, there would be no need for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to step in, former UN secretary general Kofi Annan said on Monday.
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China again playing important role in Africa dev’t, Kenya’s railway line & energy projects being the latest

21 Aug

by Keffyalew Gebremedhin, The Ethiopia Observatory

On touching down Sunday at Beijing airport, President Kenyatta – otherwise an ICC indictee – tweeted, “Arriving in China. China’s importance to Africa cannot be underrated. China is our biggest partner in development.”
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