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War crimes court opens preliminary probe into Burundi crisis

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VIOLENCE IN BURUNDI. In this file photo, Kenyan activists and Burundians residing in Kenya hold a candlelight service to call for peace in Burundi, that has been gripped by violence between police and armed groups since April. File photo by Dai Kurokawa/EPA

An ICC prosecutor says she had been following events since April 2015 when Burundi was thrown into turmoil by President Pierre Nkurunziza’s announcement that he would run for a third term

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (Apr. 25, 2016) — The chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court said Monday, April 25, she was opening a preliminary probe into violence in Burundi, which has been engulfed in a deep political crisis for a year. Continue reading War crimes court opens preliminary probe into Burundi crisis

Destruction of Timbuktu goes before ICC judges

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HERITAGE. Workers begin the reconstruction of 15th-16th century mausoleums in Timbuktu, Mali in 2014. File photo courtesy of UNESCO
Timbuktu, founded in the 11th century, was ‘one of the great centers of Islamic learning in the world, a center of civilization at a time when Europe was in the dark ages’

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (Feb. 29, 2016) — Prosecutors Tuesday, March 1, will unveil charges against an alleged Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist accused of destroying monuments at the fabled city of Continue reading Destruction of Timbuktu goes before ICC judges