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Angola Says ICC Being 'Selective' With Cases


Angola has suggested the International Criminal Court is targeting Africa with the cases it pursues, a day after the ICC indicted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

In comments published by the Angolan Press Agency, Foreign Minister Georges Chikoti said African countries believe the court is selective in how it assesses or lays charges.

He said African Union members hope to stop this through greater coordination.

The issue may come up at the African Union summit in Equatorial Guinea later this week.

ICC prosecutors are currently investigating cases in six African countries - Libya, Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The court has not opened an investigation into any country outside the African continent.

The Associated Press reports that ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo defended his record during a public appearance last week, saying the most serious crimes under his jurisdiction are in Africa.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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