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Opposition MPs condemn Museveni’s language against the ICC

President Museveni acknowledges well-wishers welcoming him during the 52nd independence anniversary last Thursday.

By Nkonge I Kaggwa Ugandan legislators have condemned as “misguided, uncalled for and misleading to the rest of African countries”, a statement by President Yoweri Museveni describing the West as “pushers of a hegemonic colonialist agenda using the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Opposition Attorney General, also a prominent lawyer in the country, Abdul Kantuntu, said the idea of coming up with the ICC was embraced by many African countries including Uganda which was amongst the first states to ascent to the Rome statute. He added that Uganda is also among the countries that have referred a case to The Hague-based ICC, citing the indictment of the Lord’s Resistance Army … Continue reading

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Kenyan deputy president seeks Hague trial delay

Kenyan deputy president William Ruto has asked for the start of his trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to be delayed to allow his legal team more time to prepare, his lawyer said on Friday. Judges have yet to rule on the request, but previously they have granted delays in other trials relating to post-election violence in Kenya just over five years ago. Ruto stands accused of orchestrating the violence, alongside Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. His trial had been due to begin on May 28, but his lawyers say that late disclosure of potentially exculpatory evidence by the prosecutor had made it impossible for them to … Continue reading

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