I salute and honor President John P Magufuli of Tanzania and President Kaguta Museveni of Uganda for their stand in this ICC matter.

The ICC has developed into ” regime change” tool for the Western thieves without borders’; the ICC is but an attack dog.

Unfortunately, the western thieves without borders forget that things have changed a lot. Underprivileged countries are beginning to stand their ground to defend their natural resources and Sovereignity.

What should poor countries do in light of the bully Western thieves without borders? Fight corruption, put country’s interests first, build a system that accommodates all citizens, develop sound economic policies which lead to self-reliance and build independent institutions – with greater emphasis on a professional Judiciary.

It’s my humble belief that as long as the Western superpowers and other superpowers need the poor countries’ natural resources to remain superpowers, the thieves without borders will not let their ” colonies” free to use their natural resources.

Accepting garbage because Western Countries have so dictated should be a thing of the past. ICC is one of the methods by which some Western countries shove garbage down poor countries’ ” throat”; it’s a colonial mentality institution.

I commend and support Burundi’s stand. I hope and pray that Burundi ( a) strikes good deals to maximize profits from their recently discovered minerals, ( b) fight corruption, ( c) institutionalizes democratic values and ( d) build professional institutions. The rest of ICC garbage is what it is.

I salute and honor President John P Magufuli of Tanzania and President Kaguta Museveni of Uganda for their stand in this matter.

By Prof Charles Kambanda