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Diplomacy & Peace

ISS: Beyond the ICC - how international criminal justice can thrive in Africa

A gavel.The international criminal justice system has been developing at an exponential rate; and Africa remains a wellspring of such developments. At the International Criminal Court (ICC), which remains focused mostly on African situations, the first four months of 2016 have been eventful.

U.S. submits new U.N. Western Sahara draft after criticism

altThe United States on Thursday gave the U.N. Security Council a new draft resolution on disputed Western Sahara after some members said an earlier text did not go far enough in pressuring Morocco to allow restoration of a full U.N. peacekeeping mission there.

U.N. council removes 12-year-old arms embargo on Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast soldiers.The United Nations Security Council lifted a 12-year-old arms embargo on Ivory Coast on Thursday and renewed the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the West African state for a final year.

U.S. says can use sanctions, arms embargo if South Sudan backtracks

A South Sudanese tank.The United States is prepared to consider imposing sanctions or an arms embargo on South Sudan's leaders if they fail to cooperate in a proposed unity government to end conflict in the country, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday.

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