ADDIS ABABA Oct 12 African leaders agreed on
Saturday that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta should not attend
trial at the International Criminal Court if the U.N. Security
Council did not agree to delay the proceedings, Ethiopia's
foreign minister said.
Tedros Adhanom said that the African Union would request the
trial be deferred under article 16 of the court's Rome Statute
that allows a delay of a year subject to renewal and would
request a postponement if that demand was not agreed.
"If that is not met what the summit decided is that
President Kenyatta should not appear until the request we have
made is actually answered," Tedros told journalists, explaining
decisions of a meeting to discuss Africa's relations with the