Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, whose trial is scheduled to start on October 7th, denies orchestrating post-election violence in 2008 in which some 1,200 people died. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

As the International Criminal Court (ICC) meets today amid claims that Kenya has deliberately obstructed the trial of its president, Uhuru Kenyatta(...)

South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir (left)  meets with Kenya’s 
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president Uhuru Kenyatta during peace talks in the capital, Juba. Photograph: Hakim George/Reuters

As Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta continues to burnish his reputation as a pro-western troubleshooter by brokering peace talks in South Sudan, he wil(...)

 William Ruto: he  said  he would continue to cooperate with the ICC despite a call from African leaders for the prosecution of President Uhuru Kenyatta to be halted. Photograph: Phil Nijhuis/Reuters

Kenya’s deputy president William Ruto must attend all sessions of his trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity, unl(...)

Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Desalegn arrives for the extraordinary session of the African Union’s Assembly of Heads of State and Government on the case of African Relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC), in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa today. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Africa has agreed that sitting heads of state should not be tried by the International Criminal Court where Kenya’s leaders are in the dock, ministers(...)

Kenya is not lobbying other African states to quit the International Criminal Court, its foreign minister said today ahead of an African Union summit (...)

William Ruto in Kenya’s high court in Nairobi in October 2010. Photograph: Reuters

The growing criticism of the International Criminal Court (ICC) by African states provides a forbidding backdrop to this week’s African Union “extraor(...)

Nigeria’s president Goodluck Jonathan (left) is escorted by his host, Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta, on arrival for bilateral talks  in Nairobi today. Kenya’s parliament has voted  to quit the International Criminal Court in advance of the trials of Mr Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto. Photograph: Noor Khamis/Reuters

Kenya’s parliament voted today to quit the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, but the Dutch-based tribunal said it will press ahead any(...)

The African Union agreed to oppose the International Criminal Court’s efforts to put Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta (above), and his deputy, William Ruto, on trial later this year at The Hague on charges of crimes against humanity. Photograph: Reuters/Thomas Mukoya

The International Criminal Court has been accused by the African Union of conducting a race-based hunt against Africans at the close of the organisati(...)