AU summit opens with a Scathing attack on ICC policies Targeting African leaders

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's foreign minister opened a special African Union summit Friday with a scathing attack on the International Criminal Court, blasting what he said was its “unfair” and “totally unacceptable” treatment of Africa. The special summit comes amid mounting tensions between The Hague-based court and Kenya, whose president and vice-president have been charged with committing crimes against humanity... Read More

ICC Vague on its response to letter of Concern from AU about proceedings of the Kenyan Leadership

ATLANTA - The Second Vice-President of the International Criminal Court (ICC, Court), Judge Cuno Tarfusser, has responded on behalf of the ICC Presidency to a letter from the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, which addressed various aspects of the ongoing ICC proceedings of the Kenyan President, Mr Kenyatta, and his Deputy, Mr... Read More

AU Seeks Regional Response to Conflicts

ADDIS ABABA — An African Union summit opened in Addis Ababa Sunday with calls for the AU to play a more active role in settling regional conflicts. The AU plans to support military interventions in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and Mali. African Union Commission chairman Jean Ping opened the summit with a call for African solutions to African problems.... Read More

AU extends mandate for Jean Ping Until next Election

The African Union on Tuesday extended the mandate of its top official Jean Ping after an election, in which he was challenged by South Africa's Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, deadlocked. "We have decided to prolong the mandate of the current commission until the next summit in Lilongwe Malawi" in June, bloc chairman, Benin's President Thomas Boni Yayi, said at the end of a... Read More