In an interview with France 24’s Marc Perelman, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni makes no secret of his distrust of the ICC, calling it “shallow” and “not serious”, and advises Kenyan President Kenyatta not to attend his trial in The Hague.
On the sidelines of the Africa-France summit in Paris, Marc Perelman met Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. President Jonathan reacted to Nelson Mandela’s death and praised the anti-apartheid icon’s selflessness.
Far from winding down, Syria's civil war seems to be worsening by the day, if not by the hour. What began as a peaceful uprising against Bashar al-Assad 33 months ago has become a gruelling war of attrition. It's a war waged on a battlefield that is becoming a magnet for jihadists from across the Middle East. Douglas Herbert discusses the situation with Barak Barfi, a research fellow at the New America Foundation who recently returned from Syria.
EU policy expert Thomas Klau argues that Europe missed a big opportunity by not offering Ukraine a firm prospect of EU membership. He suggests that it’s still not too late for such a move, but that right now might not be the ideal time.
The UN mission in Democratic Republic of Congo has started to deploy unarmed surveillance drones to monitor rebel activity near the volatile border with Rwanda and Uganda. This is the first time any UN mission has deployed drones. To find out more, Jessica Le Masurier speaks to Hervé Ladsous, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations.