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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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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Libya expels Sudanese diplomat over allegations of supporting militias

Libya(KHARTOUM) – The Libyan government ordered the Sudanese military attaché to leave the country, amid accusations by Tripoli about the involvement of Khartoum in supporting some of the Libyan warring factions.

A statement by the Libyan government on Saturday night claimed that a Sudanese military transport plane bound for Tripoli airport, that is currently under the control of an Islamist armed group, entered its airspace.

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ICSFS Wins “Best Core Banking Systems Technology Provider, Africa” Award

World FinanceLONDON, United-Kingdom, February 18, 2014/ — ICS Financial Systems Ltd. – ICSFS (http://www.icsfs.com), the global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, is pleased to announce that it has won

Best Core Banking Systems Technology Provider” in Africa for its ICS BANKS® solution at the
prestigious World Finance Technology Awards that was organized by World Finance magazine 

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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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ICC Judge asks the Barack Obama Justice Dept to arrest Omar Al Bashir

Omar Al Bashir ATLANTA –  Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC), informed by the Office of the Prosecutor of Omar Al Bashir’s potential travel to the United States of America (US), invited the competent US authorities to arrest Omar Al Bashir and surrender him to the Court, in the event he enters their territory. 

The Chamber also reminded the US of the two outstanding warrants of arrest issued on 4 March 2009 and 12 July 2010 against Omar Al Bashir for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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Omar al-Bashir Orders Borders Reopened With South Sudan

President Omar al-BashirSudanese President Omar al-Bashir has ordered land and river border crossings with South Sudan reopened, after agreements signed last month that eased tensions between the neighboring states.

Sudan’s state-run media said Sunday that Bashir “ordered the opening of all the highway or river gates on the border.” The directive came as the president met with his new ambassador to South Sudan, Mutrif Siddiq, who then left to assume his duties in the South Sudanese capital, Juba.

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Rudwan Dawod Has Been Released!

Oregon activist freed after harrowing arrest, trial and threat of death penalty in Sudan! Rudwan Dawod, shown with his wife Nancy here in Oregon, will live to see his child born in Oregon after all, he has been held since early July, released and then quickly taken back into custody once now he’s with his dad. (EUGENE, OR) – We have just received confirmation that Rudwan Dawod has just been released by the Government of Sudan! Rudwan is a leader of many of Sudan Sunrise’s reconciliation and humanitarian initiatives. Rudwan…

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