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Gambia's Fatou Bensouda sworn in as ICC prosecutor

  • Fatou Bensouda, a former Gambian justice minister, has been sworn in as the International Criminal Court's new chief prosecutor in The Hague.

    She is the first African to hold the post and takes over from Argentinian Luis Moreno Ocampo, who has stepped down after nearly a decade in office.

    Bensouda's first priorities will be to bring Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, to justice.

    She will also oversee proceedings when Cote D’Ivoire’s ex-President Laurent Gbagbo appears in court marking the ICC's first trial of a former head of state.