Joel Savage en Lifestyle, Communications and journalism, Social Media Freelance Journalist, writer and author • A MIXTURE OF PERIODICALS 27/11/2016 · 1 min de lectura · +200

HAS KOFI ANNAN FORGOTTEN ABOUT HIS ROOTS?

HAS KOFI ANNAN FORGOTTEN ABOUT HIS ROOTS?

Has Kofi Annan lost focus and can't see the hypocrisy at the ICC?

Is it true that sometimes it's not good for an African to live in a white man's country for too long? Because it's shocking that the ex-UN secretary-general, doesn't consider himself an African any longer and therefore rejects charges of court bias against the continent of Africa. 

Kofi Annan, former UN secretary-general, has strongly defended the International Criminal Court, arguing that if Africans and others cannot get justice in their domestic courts they should seek it abroad. The question is: How can Africans depend on ICC if they are also a bunch of criminals in robes?

If Kofi Annan is intelligent enough to be United Nations secretary-General, then he should know that Belgium was responsible for the Rwandan genocide, resulting in the death of thousands of Rwandans, including poor innocent children but not a single Belgian was jailed for that crime against humanity, instead they jailed two nuns who just became scapegoats.

Mr. Kofi Annan, are you pleased that Charles Taylor of Liberia and Hissene Habré of Chad are serving prison sentences but for committing crimes against humanity in their respective countries, according to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, but George Bush and Tony are now free after committing the same offense in Iraq?

Mr. Kofi Annan, In fact, instead of defending the corrupt ICC, the poor Africans will be delighted if you could bring those responsible for the Aids and Ebola crime in Africa to face similar justice in The Hague because those medical genocide has killed and continued killing Africans each and every day.

Mr. Annan, you were the former Secretary-General of the United Nations. After five years of denial, the UN finally admitted its part in bringing cholera to Haiti during disaster relief measures following the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country. 

Hundreds of thousands of Haitians had the disease from the ongoing outbreak, which resulted in an estimated 10,000 deaths. Did the International Criminal Court bring any of the UN officials to The Hague to face criminal charges? And where were you then to acknowledge this as a medical crime, thus; the Haitians need justice?

In an interview,
Mr. Annan rejected accusations that the ICC was an anti-African institution and said:

“I remind the Africans that it’s wrong for them to say that only African leaders are put into the dock,” he told the Financial Times. He added that Slobodan Milosevic and others convicted of war crimes in the former Yugoslavia had been tried in The Hague before the ICC was established.

African leaders “shouldn’t pretend that they were the first” or that the process is biased, Mr. Annan, the Ghanaian, said. 

Sorry! Mr. Annan, you did mention of Slobodan Milosevic of Yugoslavia but you failed to mention the number of Africans leaders sent behind bars by the corrupt International Criminal Court or comment on the crimes George Bush and Tony Blair committed in Iraq, and now enjoying impunity.