al-Bashir North Africa Sudan 

Hounded by ICC Sudan’s president visits Russia, asks for protection from US

MOSCOW – Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has said on a visit to Russia that his country needs protection from the U.S. and the ever unpopular ICC court that does the bidding for the US Al-Bashir, speaking Thursday at the start of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, accused the U.S. of fomenting the conflict in Sudan. Al-Bashir added that “we need protection from the U.S. aggressive actions.” Please follow and like us:

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al-Bashir North Africa Sudan 

Defiant al-Bashir visits Uganda despite ICC’s warrants

KAMPALA, Uganda – Sudan’s president, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, arrived in Uganda Monday on a two-day official visit. As a signatory to the treaty that created the ICC, Uganda has an obligation to arrest Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sudan’s Darfur region. Please follow and like us:

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Darfur students North Africa Sudan 

Sudan: Hundreds of Darfuri student protesters stopped at capital’s gates

The Sudanese authorities must end the continued discrimination of Darfuri students at universities, said Amnesty International today as more than 1,000 Darfuri students of Bakht al-Rida University in White Nile State, descended on the capital Khartoum to demand the release of 10 of their colleagues accused of killing two police officers. The students are now blockaded on the southern edge of the capital Khartoum after they were stopped by National Intelligence Security Service (NISS) agents from delivering a statement listing their demands to the government. They also want 14 other colleagues who…

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East Africa Sudan 

Families flee from South Sudan to Uganda in Africa’s biggest exodus since 1994 Rwandan genocide

At least 832,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in Uganda since fighting erupted in July last year, in the biggest cross-border exodus in Africa since the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Overall, the fighting has uprooted more than three million people, and by July 5.5 million – nearly half the population – are unlikely to have a reliable food supply, according to the United Nations. The influx of refugees is testing the generosity of Ugandans, many of whom, including President Yoweri Museveni, were once refugees themselves. One top government official said that…

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SA High Court orders arrest of ICC Fugitive Omar al-Bashir of Sudan

ICC want AL BashirPretoria, South Africa – On Monday 15 June 2015, a full bench of the North Gauteng High Court, comprising Judge President Dunstan Mlambo, Deputy Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba, and Judge Hans Fabricius, made an order for the arrest of the President of Sudan, Omar Al-Bashir. Immediately thereafter the State confirmed that President Bashir had been allowed to leave the country contrary to an interim order made by the High Court on Sunday 14 June.

The interim order compelled the State Respondents, which included the Department of Home Affairs, to take all necessary steps to prevent President Bashir from leaving the Republic until the Court handed down a final order.

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South Sudan’s Warring Factions Sign Peace Deal

ENLARGE South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, left, exchanges documents with rebel leader Riek Machar, right, in Arusha, Tanzania, as Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete looks on. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES   KAMPALA Uganda—Warring factions in South Sudan have signed an agreement to reconcile the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement party, officials said on Thursday, in the latest effort to resolve the conflict that has ravaged the oil-rich nation for more than a year. Under the deal, signed in the northern Tanzanian city of Arusha, the parties agreed to “reunify and reconcile” the three…

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Salva Kiir Mayardit Exchange Messages Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir

Al-Bashir President of SudanKHARTOUM, Jan. 26 — Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Sunday received message from his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir Mayardit in dealing with the developments in South Sudan and issues of mutual concern.

“I have delivered a message from South Sudan President Salva Kiir to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in dealing with bilateral relations and development of the situations in South Sudan,” Telar Ring Deng, South Sudanese presidential advisor for legal affairs, told reporters after meeting with al-Bashir in Khartoum Sunday.

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President Salva Kiir accuses UN workers in his country of siding with rebel fighters seeking to overthrow him.

President Salva KiirThe relationship between South Sudan and the United Nations (UN) is souring during a critical time of conflict and mass death inside the world’s newest country. 

After a month of fighting between President Salva Kiir’s government and rebels loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar, the UN suddenly finds itself under verbal attack from South Sudan.

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UN says South Sudan civilians tied and shot in war

 Vice President Riek MacharA UN rights envoy in South Sudan said Thursday he had seen bodies in the streets that had been tied before being shot as the global body stepped up warnings over rights abuses.

The UN has accused both sides of carrying out atrocities in the conflict that started on December 25 between President Salva Kiir and deposed vice president Riek Machar.

Amid mounting reports of mass killings in several towns, UN assistant secretary general Ivan Simonovic said 92 UN investigators are in the country and a first report would be released in about two weeks.

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