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2017-11-16

Beitel van der Merwe joined the Talking Africa radio broadcast to discuss the ICC investigation in Burundi, the ongoing tension between some African states and the ICC, and related matters. You can listen to the full discussion at the link below: 

https://www.mixcloud.com/Resonance/talking-africa-16th-november-2017/ 

Today marks a historic day for the International Criminal Court (ICC). After many years of political conflict between the Court and Africa, Burundi has today officially become the first state party to withdrawn from the Court.

In April 2015, widespread electoral violence erupted in Burundi when President Nkurunziza ran for a third term in office. The move was widely viewed as unconstitutional. The ensuing violence resulted in hundreds of killings and forced hundreds of thousands of persons to flee...

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