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June 18, 2018

Breaking: Nigerian Elected President Of International Criminal Court

Eboe-Osuji

SaharaReporters | New York A Nigerian jurist, Chile Eboe-Osuji has been elected the President of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Justice Eboe-Osuji was elected by the judges sitting in a plenary session for a three-year term with immediate effect. Judge Robert Fremr from the Czech Republic was elected First Vice-President with Judge Marc Perrin de Brichambaut of France as Second Vice-President. Nigerian jurist, Chile Eboe-Osuji has been elected the President of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Justice Eboe-Osuji was elected by the judges sitting in a plenary session for a three-year term with immediate effect. Judge Robert Fremr from the…

Nigerians sold for $400 as slaves in Libya

  Going, Going, Gone! There goes a young Nigerian being sold publicly in an auction in Libya. He is one of those looking for greener pastures overseas and got stranded. Yes, it is true! The Trans Atlantic Slave Trade may have ended but a new brand of slavery is going on. Hidden cameras have been used to uncover such barbarism in Libya, a neighbouring and warring African country. CNN reports that Nigerians desperate to travel abroad and who eventually become stranded in Libya are among those being currently auctioned as slaves in the war-torn country. The special report said, “one…

Kenya denies obstructing case against its president

Kenya’s most senior government lawyer rejected claims on Thursday it was obstructing the International Criminal Court’s investigation into crimes against humanity allegedly committed by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Prosecutors say Kenya’s government has hindered access to bank and telephone records which they consider essential to secure a conviction on charges that Kenyatta orchestrated violence that swept Kenya after elections in 2007. The case is a test of the authority and credibility of the court, which has seen several cases collapse and secured just one conviction in 11 years. It has also driven a wedge between the court’s Western backers and…