It’s quite surprising that many Africans, following their Heads of State claims, are against the International Criminal Court, denouncing the fact that the Court is “obviously” biased against African leaders. This, for me, looks like sheep protesting against the arrest and prosecution of wolves that have been decimating them for years, because they are their own and must be judged by their own sheep, Yes, the likes of Pinochet were never dragged into that Court, although he committed similar crimes against humanity, by killing 3,000 Chileans during his reign of terror, from 1973 until 1989. However, Gbagbo did the same, just from December 2010 until April 2011. And contrary to Gbagbo, at least Pinochet left behind him a richer country with a flourishing economy that exports goods (especially wine) everywhere in the world, including in Côte d’Ivoire and neighboring Liberia!
Ggagbo only left behind him a ruined, deeply and ethnically divided country, heavily armed from the presidential palace to the remotest villages. Generally speaking, African dictators are disrespectful of their own people, of their basic, fundamental and human rights, including their right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Unfortunately, coming together in Addis Ababa for one of their infamous, fruitless, so-called “Summits” in what have adequately been nicknamed “African Heads of State Trade Union” meetings by a progressive one of them, they have succeeded in convincing their victims to defend their right to not be dragged to the Hague, even in light of their long standing, officially sanctioned human rights abuses and crimes against their own people. Therefore, their victims duly caution these Heads of State long lasting unaccountable governance, their reigns of terror upon these same populations, for reasons of injustice against Africa, covert neocolonialism, etc.
How deeply shameful and regrettable!