We can't abandon Africa to cannibalism and genocide

The suggestion that voting Yes to Lisbon would lead to an all-powerful European army intent on re-colonising the third world is scaremongering by the anti-treaty lobby led by Sinn Fein, writes Jim Cusack

FEW people paid any attention to evidence given in the International Criminal Court in the Hague earlier this year at the trial for crimes against humanity of Jean-Pierre Bemba, leader of one of the rebel militias involved in atrocities in Congo in 2003 and 2004 -- and still engaged in the same activities. The evidence may be too upsetting for civilised people to contemplate.