Gambia Quits ICC


Gambia has said it would quit the International Criminal Court (ICC), following in the footsteps of Burundi and South Africa. The Gambia accused the special tribunal of humiliating Africans, while ignoring western war crimes.

Sheriff Bojang, Gambia’s information minister, said the ICC had failed to indict former British Prime Minister Tony Blair over the Iraq war.Bojang said the ICC was "an International Caucasian Court for the persecution and humiliation of people of colour, especially Africans".

The ICC was set up to try the world's worst crimes.

The ICC's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, is a former Gambian justice minister, the BBC said in its report.

All but one of the ICC's 10 investigations have been Africa-based.

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