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Anton Steynberg, lead trial lawyer for the prosecution, informed the court of the decision to withdraw the witness on May 14. (Photo: ICC-CPI/Flickr)
16 May 14
Judges issue stern warning to prosecutors as trial is adjourned until June 16.
Walter Barasa (right) with his lawyer Kibe Mungai. (Photo: Capital FM)
14 May 14
Hague court is seeking Walter Barasa’s extradition on charges of interfering with its witnesses.
Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir, is wanted by the ICC on genocide charges in Darfur. (Photo: Liu Jin-Pool/Getty Images)
14 May 14
Regional officials to discuss an African court that would prosecute war crimes, but not hold national leaders to account.
A woman stands on a street corner in Eastleigh, a predominantly Muslim Somali neighbourhood in Nairobi. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
12 May 14
Critics question legitimacy of ongoing counter-terrorism operation.
The UN Security Council meets in New York. It is unlikely that the ICC will get the international support it needs. (Photo: Andrew Burton / Getty Images)
11 May 14
Analysts doubt that court signatories will use political leverage to advance cases.
A young girl in Garissa, north eastern Kenya. She is one of 120 girls staying at a sanctuary for girls at risk of female genital mutilation. (Photo: Ann Weru/IRIN/Flickr)
7 May 14
Authorities struggle to bring prosecutions for what many still view as a legitimate cultural practice.
6 May 14
First of three reports looks at neutrality and bias in state-run and commercial media outlets.
President Kenyatta has signed the new law after it was passed by Kenya's parliament in March. (Photo: David Scannell/Flickr)
2 May 14
Legislation condemned as a major setback for women.
Post-election violence in Kenya, December 2007. (Photo: The Star newspaper, Nairobi)
1 May 14
Plaintiffs hope lawsuit will lead to fresh investigations into 2007-08 attacks.
Legal experts have welcomed the ruling in the Wambora case as a chance for the judiciary to re-establish its power. (Photo: Ting Chen Wing/Flickr)
29 Apr 14
Some lawyers say it was wise to rein in legislators, but warn against judges meddling in politics.