With the African Union set to discuss a Kenyan-backed proposal to cut ties with the International Criminal Court this week, there is a renewed vigour in the debate about the International Criminal Court's apparent bias towards Africa.
An "extraordinary summit" of the African Union (AU) has been scheduled in Addis Ababa for October 11-12 to discuss the possibility of a pull-out by the 34 African signatories to the Rome Statute that created the tribunal.
The start of the trial of Kenyan Deputy President, William Ruto, for crimes against humanity - with President Uhuru Kenyatta's trial due in November - has fuelled a growing backlash against the Hague-based court from some African governments, which have lambasted the court as a tool of Western powers.
The summit this week follows a motion passed by Kenya's upper and lower houses of parliament last month to withdraw from the ICC.
The parliamentary decision has yet to be formally turned into law, but Kenyan officials have been fiercely lobbying for support of a broader African withdrawal from the Hague-based court.
"The Kenyans have been criss-crossing Africa in search of support for their cause, even before their parliament voted to withdraw from the...