Africa's Ongoing Fight With The International Criminal Court
The International Criminal Court's move to arrest Sudan's president in South Africa has highlighted tensions between the court and the African Union.By Sebastian Martinez | June 14, 2015
Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir's decision to attend an African Union summit in South Africa has exposed a complicated web of international politics.
His arrival in South Africa, which is a member of the International Criminal Court, led the ICC to petition for his arrest on charges of genocide and war crimes. A South African court responded, issuing an order barring him from leaving the country. (Video via BBC)
Those charges stem primarily from government actions in Darfur, where Sudan's military forces are alleged to have carried out ethnic cleansing, costing as many as 300,000 lives by some estimates. (Video via Amnesty International)