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African leaders open summit on ties with ICC

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African heads of state on Saturday opened a special summit on relations with the International Criminal Court.

The African Union meeting is being held to urge the ICC not to prosecute sitting heads of state and defer the trials of Kenya's leadership and Sudan's president.

The meeting at the AU headquarters comes amid mounting tensions with the ICC, which has been accused of acting like a neo-colonialist institution that has singled out Africans since being set up as the world's first permanent court to try genocide and war crimes.

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