Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who is currently the chairman of the African Union, said the court was ‘race hunting Africans’.
The African Union passed a resolution against the International Criminal Court trying Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta on charges of crimes against humanity.
“Kenyatta should be tried in Kenya, where he can easily intimidate or bribe the judges,” the African Union resolution said.
The African Union has earlier spoken out against a similar case against Sudan’s leader, Omar al-Bashir.“With two of us in trouble in The Hague we African rulers must stand united against foreign racist aggression,” chairman Desalegn said. “Many of us bump off an enemy now and then, having some troublesome people disappear for good is just normal practice, so what would happen if this so-called international court began to investigate all of us? They just don’t understand how things are done in Africa.”
The African Union, which gets 97% of its budget from donors mainly among the Western countries, says foreigners must learn to send the money and then shut up.
The meeting held a one minute’s silence in memory of Colonel Gaddafi of Libya, described by delegates as ‘one of our finest dictators’.”