Addis Ababa - The African Union's (AU) executive council
condemned the International Criminal Court's (ICC) charges against President
Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya as "totally unacceptable", Ethiopia's Foreign
Ministry spokesperson said on Saturday.
Kenyatta faces crimes against humanity charges for
Kenya's 2007-2008 postelection violence in which more than 1 000 people died.
The AU council feels the Kenyatta's trial will hinder
Kenya's fight against terrorism, said Dina Mufti. The AU's council proposed
that Africans should deal with cases of genocide through an AU-backed court,
and should not be forced to resort to the ICC in The Hague.
These points will be presented to African heads of state
attending a special summit on Saturday to discuss Africa's relationship with
Some African leaders have indicated their countries may
sever ties with the ICC in solidarity with Kenya.
Some African leaders accuse the ICC of disproportionately
The international court has indicted only Africans so