The leader of a Darfur rebel faction, Bahar Idriss Abu Garda (pictured), claimed his innocence at the International Criminal Court, which has charged him with war crimes committed in Sudan, including a 2007 attack on African Union peacekeepers.
The leader of a Darfur rebel faction, Bahr Idriss Abu Garda (pictured), has been ordered to appear before the International Criminal Court on Monday for war crimes committed in Sudan, including an attack on African Union forces in 2007.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s amnesty to former Islamist rebels who have reject violence has won him some backers among the old guard of renounced Islamists. But not all have signed up for the cause.
Campaigning for the Algerian presidential election ends on Monday, with the final voting to take place on April 9. Many have questioned the fairness of the race, and the African Union plans to send a mission to monitor the polling.
Some Western donors have frozen non-humanitarian aid to the country and the African Union has suspended Madagascar. Foreign powers seem unmoved by Radzoel's insistence that his rise to power was not a coup.
Madagascar's new strongman Andry Rajoelina announced the "end of dictatorship" as he took the oath of office in a ceremony marked by the absence of several foreign envoys who chose to censor what they call a "coup d'état".
US State Department spokesman Robert Wood said the US would suspend its non-humanitarian aid to Madagascar, as the means by which Andry Rajoelina took over the presidency were "undemocratic and contrary to the rule of law."
The African Union has suspended Madagascar's membership, calling the country's new regime under opposition leader Andry Rajoelina 'unconstitutional'. Meanwhile, acting PM Monja Roindefo rejected EU claims that a coup took place.
The Malagasy president has handed over power to the army after a three-month stand-off with the opposition. Former Antananarivo mayor Andry Rajoelina (pictured) claims victory but rejects the conditions set by the outgoing president.