South Sudan leader says International Criminal Court designed to 'humiliate' African leaders

Published May 23, 2013

| Associated Press

South Sudan's president is criticizing the International Criminal Court, saying the court is designed to humiliate African leaders.

Salva Kiir spoke Thursday during a visit by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, who faces ICC charges related to Kenya's post-election violence in 2007-08 that killed more than 1,000 people.

Kiir said that South Sudan — the world's newest country — will not sign the Rome Statute that binds countries to the ICC process despite offers of "assistance" in exchange for signing it.

Kiir and Kenyatta also discussed a planned transport corridor that is to run from Kenya's coastal of city of Lamu into South Sudan. A proposed pipeline would be used to transport South Sudan's oil to the coast without having to go through Sudan.

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