ICC or the International Criminal Court has a long history of ‘double-standards’ particularly when it deals with ‘Africa’ – according to many ‘African Presidents’ at least.
The mince no words when they say that ‘ICC treats us – Africans – simply as ‘Niggers’.
Right from the division of ‘Sudan’ and prosecution of its President ‘Omar-al-Bashir’ – ICC seems to have taken a particularly vehement proactive role – if only it were ‘African Presidents’.
On the other hand it is ‘African Presidents’ who are renowned world over for their dictatorial style of functioning – oppressing ordinary people who already have nothing to lose – by a host of activities that most times might involve many moralities.
It is probably this style of ‘African Governments and Presidents’ that cause more violence landing the continent into a perpetual cycle of violence, that is partly responsible for the attitude of ICC.
Another important reason is that the general global attitude – particularly that of White, Anglo-Saxon American and European attitude – of seeing ‘Africans as ‘Niggers’ – in spite of a public posture by many that they consider ‘Blacks as equal’.
Heads of state from across Africa have met in Ethiopia to discuss their relationship with the International Criminal Court.
There is understood to be division over a mass withdrawal from the ICC, but many nations are calling for immunity for sitting presidents. A number of member states claim the court treats Africa in a condescending way – and unfairly targets Africans.
The Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, is due to stand trial at the ICC, but if immunity is granted, victims of Kenya’s 2008 post-election violence are worried those behind it will never be held accountable. Al Jazeera’s Catherine Soi reports from Nairobi.
Published By Unity Media News Global Network on October 13, 2013
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