ICC and Africa: Acrimonious Relationship
What will Africans make of this 50-year jail term sentence handed down on the Former Liberian President, and an ex-CIA agent, Mr. Charles Taylor? Is it fair, too much, too lenient or just inconsequential? How about other war/atrocities-indicted personalities such as the current Sudanese president Beshir, the remnants of Ghadhafi, Laurent Gbagbo of Ivory Coast and the Ocampo-4 in Kenya, plus the rest; any message for them from this seemingly stiff sentencing?
Most importantly, is the ICC targeting African leaders who may just be as evil as their counterparts in other parts of the world? If so, is that still a favor from the international community (only) bestow on Africa, since, by riding Africa of bad leaders, it is blessing in disguise for Africans and Africa to be free from these monsters anyway? Isn’t that what they want, that every free thinking human…
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