Ex-Liberian president Charles Taylor has been found guilty of terrorism, murder and rape committed by rebels during Liberia's 11-year civil war.
Liberian former leader Charles Taylor awaits a verdict on charges of arming Sierra Leone's rebels in return for "blood diamonds" in the 1990s.
The ICC will hand down judgment in the trial of Congolese militia leader Thomas Lubanga who is accused of enlisting child soldiers under 15 to fight.
Former Ivorian strongman Laurent Gbagbo will appear before the ICC for the first time on Monday over his role in the aftermath of last year's polls.
Côte d'Ivoire's Laurent Gbagbo has been sent to the ICC to face criminal charges -- becoming the first former president to stand before the tribunal.
A prosecutor at the International Criminal Court says Kenya's 2007 post-poll violence was not spontaneous but carefully planned by two ex-ministers.
Former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic has been placed in custody in The Hague to await trial for war crimes after almost 16 years on the run.
Scientists in South Africa are exploring whether one of the country's most precious commodities, gold, could hold the key in the battle against diseases such as HIV/Aids, malaria and cancer. Once developed, the drugs could be considered as a potential choice of therapy for individuals infected with HIV.
Anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela turns 88 on Tuesday.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrived in South Africa on Wednesday on a groundbreaking visit during which the two giants are to sign a nuclear cooperation pact and discuss the thorny question of textile imports from Beijing. South African officials have said the proposed agreement between South Africa and power-hungry China on the peaceful use of nuclear energy was vital.
South Africa's trade relations with juggernaut China will be put to the test this week when Premier Wen Jiabao jets into Cape Town for talks centred around China's mighty textile industry. The SA economy has been hit hard in its own textiles sector by cheap imports from China and President Thabo Mbeki's government has come under increasing pressure to deal with the problem.