African leaders who have sought ICC involvement have all seen the court as being beneficial to the survival of their governments.
Ntaganda's conviction represents real progress, and an actual significant victory, for the ICC.
The recent acquittals should be seen as a vindication of the ICC as an independent and impartial judicial institution.
Acquittal bolsters an increasingly urgent conversation about how international criminal law is failing in its promise to hold leaders accountable
Despite former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo's absence, he continued to influence opposition party loyalties in the country.
The ICC is meant to be a Court of last resort, to ensure justice for victims and to end impunity. It's not living up to these promises.
Yahya Jammeh will certainly be removed if West Africa decides to use force. But that will come at a heavy price for The Gambia, the neighbouring states and the world as a whole
The Gambian election dispute is not the first that ECOWAS has confronted. Côte d’Ivoire’s 2010 presidential election is a case in point. There it resorted to military action to enforce the outcome.
The gun attack at a hotel marks another bloody chapter in West Africa's fight against Islamist militancy.
How can the International Criminal Court serve justice in a climate of intense rumour and bitter suspicion?