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17 August 2017 21:19 (South Africa)

Rebels say Darfur atrocities must be tried by International Criminal Court

  • Branko Brkic
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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

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The Justice and Equality Movement, Darfur’s biggest rebel group, wants atrocities there to be tried by the International Criminal Court in The Hague. This comes as it rejected an African Union report on solving the six-year conflict in Darfur, which has killed 300,000 people and displaced millions. The AU report was conducted by a panel of so-called African "wise men", headed by our own Thabo Mbeki. It recommends the establishment of a special Darfur court, including foreign judges, to assess what the US has called systematic genocide. The ICC has issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir over what it calls war crimes in Darfur. Read more: Reuters

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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