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ISS: Will other African countries follow Burundi out of the ICC?

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been authorised to begin investigations into alleged crimes against humanity in Burundi between 26 April 2015 and 26 October 2017.

Burundi opposition welcomes war crimes probe

Burundi rejected plans by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to allow prosecutors to investigate war crimes in the central African nation, while rights groups and opposition politicians welcomed the move.

ICC backs Burundi investigation

The International Criminal Court approved a prosecution request to investigate war crimes allegedly committed in Burundi by government and government-linked groups against political foes from April 2015 to October 2017.

Crisis deepens in Burundi

Burundi’s cabinet backed a constitutional change allowing its president to stay in office until 2034, widening a political rift driving the country deeper into crisis.

Burundi loses bid to stop U.N. atrocities investigation

The U.N. Human Rights Council voted on Friday to extend its investigation into suspected crimes against humanity in Burundi, dealing a blow to an attempt by a group of African countries to dial down the level of scrutiny.

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