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Mali’s Top Court Declares Coup Leader Goita Interim President

Mali’s constitutional court on Friday declared Assimi Goita, the colonel who led a military coup this week while serving as vice president, to be the new interim president.The ruling raises the stakes as West African leaders prepare to meet on Sunday t…

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ICC Upholds Acquittal of Former Ivory Coast President

Judges at International Criminal Court in The Hague have upheld the acquittal of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo and youth minister Charles Ble Goude, paving the way for both to return home. The two had been accused of instigating postelection…

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US Sanctions ICC Prosecutor Bensouda 

The United States on Wednesday announced sanctions against the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda.    The 59-year-old Bensouda, a Gambian national, had angered the Trump administration by opening an investigation into crimes allegedly committed by American soldiers in Afghanistan.    During a briefing Wednesday at the State Department, Secretary of State […]