Pan Africanism Vs International Criminal Court

By Amadi Ajamu 


Pan-Africanist hero, Laurent Gbagbó at the International Criminal Court


The International Criminal Court has made it its mission to depose African leaders who have dared to move their nations towards greater political and economic sovereignty. Western financiers have manufactured an international judicial policy of destabilization and recolonization in order to gain control of Africa's human and natural resources.

So far, the ICC has eight African nations under investigation: The Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Uganda, Sudan, Republic of Kenya, Libya Arab Jamahiriya, Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, and Mali.

At the same time, western nations have accelerated their vicious assault on African nations on the continent and in the Diaspora with impunity.

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The United States overthrow and kidnapping of Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristede; NATO forces assault on Libya and the assassination of President Muammar Gaddafi; French military intervention resulting in the capture and arrest of Cote d'Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo; French military intervention in Mali; US, UK, Canada, France etc. deadly economic sanctions imposed on the Republic of Zimbabwe; and the institutional racism inside the United States inflicted upon its Black population are just a few of the heinous crimes they've committed.

The New York based Pan African Solidarity Hague Committee delegation, led by the December 12th Movement and the International Association Against Torture travelled to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, to deliver their own communication against United States, Britain, France, Canada, Italy and NATO for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by these nations.

The communication was delivered on June 18, 2011, to The Office of the Prosecutor, the first day of work for the new Prosecutor, Mrs. Fatou Bensouda of The Gambia. Attorneys Roger S. Wareham (US) and David Commissong (Barbados) requested a meeting with her, to no avail.

Nevertheless, the communication awaits the ICC's investigation and indictment of these western nations whose war crimes and atrocities are world renowned.

“We are crystal clear that this court is a weapon for western nations. A weapon of mass destruction when you examine all of its ramifications. We dared to take these criminals before their own court to prove its illegitimacy,” stated Attorney Wareham.

“The Rome Statute that so many African nations signed on to was “unsigned” by the United States and Israel in 2002, both citing infringement on their national sovereignty.  Yet the US is still a principal player in ICC policy.

We hope our effort in the ICC will catalyze an international campaign for Pan African unity and development," Wareham concluded.

When Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was indicted in 2008, several African states, including Comoros, Djibouti, and Senegal called on African states parties to withdraw en masse from the Rome Statute in protest that the Court targets Africa.

The sword of national sovereignty and the shield of Pan Africanism are the only defense to the International Criminal Court's relentless onslaught on African leadership. One by one, the Western nations intervene in the internal affairs of African nations. These acts  must end. Pan Africanism or perish.


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Antumi Toasijé

Antumi Toasijé
Doctor en Historia, Cultura y Pensamiento