ICC the West’s tool to Harass Africans, Mugabe demands cutting ties

Robert MugabeThe International Criminal Court should drop or suspend charges against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto until African concerns about the court and proposals to change its founding treaty are considered, African leaders say.

The demand came in a report Saturday on previous decisions made by African Union leaders.

Mugabe, 87, told the United Nations General Assembly in September of 2011 that the ICC has no credibility in Africa.

The court “seems to exist only for alleged offenders of the developing world, the majority of them Africans”, he said.

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Al Bashir Takes Part in African Summit Today in Addis Ababa

al-Bashir President of SudanADDIS ABABA–President Omer Al Bashir takes part in the 19th heads of state and prime ministers African Summit in Addis Ababa today after it has been transferred from Malawi as per the Sudanese request.

The conference is going to focus on reinforcing intra-regional and cross lateral trade in light of the last summit’s recommendations focusing on the same issue and singling it out as the main all year round center stage issue.
The preparatory meetings for the summit kicked off in Addis Ababa on the permanent delegates’ level.

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US Voices Concern over Crackdown on Demonstrators in Sudan

Al-Bashir Sudan PresidentATLANTA–In a press Statement, The United States says it  is deeply concerned by the crackdown by the Sudanese authorities on peaceful demonstrators in Khartoum over the last three days. The US has  called on the Government of Sudan to respect the right of its citizens to freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly in order to raise their grievances.

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