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African leaders amp up pressure on the International Criminal Court, with a plan for mass exit

African leaders amp up pressure on the International Criminal Court, with a plan for mass exit

African leaders have agreed to a plan for a mass withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, amid criticisms its prosecutions focused too heavily on Africans.

But the “strategy for mass withdrawal” agreed on at the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is not binding, and individual countries can decide whether to leave.

East African countries, particularly Kenya and Uganda, have been campaigning strongly for mass withdrawal, but the court has support among some West African nations.

Many African leaders believe the court has unfairly singled out Africa, and question why there has been so little attention...

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