The ICC has tried and failed - to prosecute deposed Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir.
The fact that al-Bashir has been deposed will again raise questions about the former Sudanese president facing trial at the ICC.
Protests against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in April 2019.
Songs provided motivation and guidance to protesters in Sudan during their uprising against Omar al-Bashir.
Omar al-Bashir seems to have reached the end of his long political road.
Al-Bashir's ability to play a skillful combination of internal and external balancing acts, plus ruthless repression and a divided opposition, kept him in power for three decades.
Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir has resigned after three decades in power.
Sudanese protesters against al-Bashir's regime have scored an important victory. But there's a long way to go before democracy is restored.
Sudanese protesters are demanding the departure of President Omar al-Bashir.
Sudan's academics have been instrumental in bringing regime change and negotiating transitions.
Speculation is rife that Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir may form his own political party.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's long rule can be attributed to three main pillars of support: the military, ruling party and political Islam.
Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Côte d’Ivoire, at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
The recent acquittals should be seen as a vindication of the ICC as an independent and impartial judicial institution.
Zimbabwe erupted in violent protest after the government doubled the price of petrol.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa's decision to double the price of petrol shows very poor judgement and bad leadership.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir at the 2015 AU Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Given the range of support for President Omar al-Bashir it isn't surprising that he's managed to resist pressure to step down.
Migrants arriving on the island of Lampedusa, southern Italy in April 2011.
It is difficult to see how the EU can allow its key African migration work to be supervised by Eritrea.
The acquittal of Jean-Pierre Bemba on war crimes charges puts the ICC in even deeper crisis.
An African court with international criminal jurisdiction which has been debated but never been put into operation could be an option if Africa withdraws from the ICC.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir returned to Khartoum, after evading possible arrest in South Africa in 2015.
The ICC has been criticised for not acting against South Africa after it failed to arrest Sudan's president in 2015. But, the court actually acted sensibly given the challenges it faces.
A brother and sister take shelter from aerial attacks in the rebel-held territory of the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan.
The world has turned its back on the Nuba people of Sudan. Despite the critical need for food, none of the organisations involved in helping people in dire need have attempted to deliver aid to them.
South Africa’s planned withdrawal from the ICC is considered a detraction from Nelson Mandela’s “inspiring legacy”.
The ICC has made important advances by investigating cases outside Africa and completing ones that further define what is not allowed in war. South Africa’s withdrawal is concerning, but not fatal.
Omar al-Bashir (centre, blue suit) at the infamous 2015 African Union summit in Johannesburg.
Arguably Africa's most powerful diplomatic player, South Africa is now backing out of the world's most important mechanism for bringing war criminals to justice.
Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir during a rally against the ICC.
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The South African government's decision to withdraw from the ICC should not be seen in isolation. The African Union has called on its member states to withdraw from the court.
Khartoum at sunset. The city’s architectural heritage is under threat.
Students at the University of Khartoum are protesting about a secretive plan to move the institution from its historic buildings.
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma being welcomed on his arrival in Khartoum by Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir earlier this year.
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South Africa's withdrawal from the ICC could have mere symbolic value. The country will continue to have obligations to binding decisions taken by the UN Security Council – including those pertaining to the court.
Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir addresses members of the UN Security Council in Khartoum in 2008.
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Omar al-Bashir's planned trip to New York to address a summit on sustainable development at the UN General Assembly involves considerable reputational risk for the US.
South African President Jacob Zuma, right, listens to Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng ahead of Zuma’s second inauguration in Pretoria.
Tensions are probably inevitable in any constitutional democracy that empowers the courts to overrule the executive and legislature. But, judges are worried cabinet undermines the rule of law.