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Topic - Haile Mariam Desalegne
Members of the African Union accused the International Criminal Court of racism on Monday, characterizing the high number of Africans who are indicted — 99 percent of the ICC cases — as proof that justice is not being served.
Thousands of mourners gathered near a public square here in Ethiopia's capital on Sunday to pay their final respects to Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who was praised for lifting many out of poverty but vilified by some for restricting freedoms.
Ethiopia's long-ruling prime minister, Meles Zenawi, a strong U.S. ally in the war on terrorism in the Horn of Africa, died this week of an undisclosed illness after having not been seen in public for nearly two months, Ethiopian authorities said Tuesday.
The international court was supposed to bring an end to unfair trials that included different nations, he said, in the BBC report, "but now the process has degenerated into some king of race hunting."
"This shows something is flawed within the system of the ICC," he said, in BBC.