AU Members Tackle Conflicts on Africa

The African Union meets to tackle ongoing conflicts on the continent, a day after the pan-African bloc held a lavish party to celebrate 50 years of existence

The African Union (AU) met to tackle ongoing conflicts on the continent, a day after the pan-African bloc held a lavish party to celebrate 50 years of existence.

Leaders also discussed a proposal to urge the International Criminal Court to back off on its bid to put Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, on trial for crimes against humanity related to the bloody 2007 election.

Meanwhile, Amnesty International has urged leaders to throw out the proposal, labelling it a ‘worrying attempt by the Kenyan authorities to avoid justice’.

The organisation called on the 34 AU members who have signed the court's founding Rome Statute, including Kenya, “to protect the international justice mechanism they have committed to.”

To read the article titled, “Africa gives AU many grey hairs on its 50th,” click here.

Source: 
Times Live

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