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Sudan to Handover ex-President Omar al-Bashir to ICC

Sudan’s rulers agree to hand over ex-President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court on war crimes charges

Sudan transitional government has announced it will hand over Omar al-Bashir to face the ICC.

BY TESFANEWS *

A top Sudanese transitional government official has announced on Tuesday that they have agreed with rebel groups to hand over ex-President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court.

Al-Bashir, who was overthrown by the military last year amid a public uprising, is wanted by the ICC on charges of crimes against humanity and genocide related to the Darfur conflict. Continue reading Sudan to Handover ex-President Omar al-Bashir to ICC

Sudan Military Council, Protesters Agree Accord on 3-Year Transitional Period

The Sudanese Transitional Military Council (TMC) said that it had reached an agreement on a three-year transitional period in the country with the opposition. (Photo: Reuters)

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS

Sudanese army rulers and protest leaders today agreed on a three-year transition period for transferring power to a full civilian administration even as negotiations over a new sovereign ruling body remain unfinished. Continue reading Sudan Military Council, Protesters Agree Accord on 3-Year Transitional Period

WikiLeaks: President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan Stashed $9bn in UK Banks

“To claim that the president can control the treasury and take money to put into his own accounts is ludicrous – it is a laughable claim by the ICC prosecutor” – Government spokesperson.

Political witch hunt? Speculation that Omar al-Bashir siphoned $9bn in oil money and deposited it in foreign accounts could fuel calls for his arrest.

BY AFUA HIRSCH | THE GUARDIAN

Omar al-Bashir, the Sudanese president, has siphoned as much as $9bn out of his impoverished country, and much of it may be stashed in London banks, according to secret US diplomatic cables that recount conversations with the chief prosecutor of the international criminal court. Continue reading WikiLeaks: President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan Stashed $9bn in UK Banks

Sudanese President Vows ‘War on Corruption’ to Revive Ailing Economy

“It is a war against corruption everywhere. It is a war at its beginning and it will not stop until its goals are achieved by ending gold smuggling, currency speculation and monopolization of essential commodities” President Al-Bashir.

Saboteurs of the economy. President al-Bashir vowed to combat corruption and declared war against speculators and manipulators with the Sudanese economy. (AP Photo/Ali Ngethi)

BY AFP

President Omar al-Bashir vowed on Monday to launch a “war on corruption” in a bid to revive Sudan’s ailing economy and curb food price rises.

In a strongly worded address to parliament, Bashir said a nexus between foreign currency traders, bankers and smugglers had damaged the economy, already weakened by US sanctions, conflicts and loss of oil revenues since a north-south split in 2011. Continue reading Sudanese President Vows ‘War on Corruption’ to Revive Ailing Economy

US Diplomats Walk Out of Uganda President’s Inauguration

US, Canadian and European diplomats walked out of the inauguration ceremony in protest after Yoweri Museveni says international criminal court is ‘a bunch of useless people’. (Photot: Reuters/Edward Echwalu)

By Matthew Lee | for Associated Press,

The U.S. delegation to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s inauguration walked out of Thursday’s ceremony in protest against his disparaging comments about an international war crimes tribunal and the presence of Sudan’s leader, whom the court has indicted, the State Department said. Continue reading US Diplomats Walk Out of Uganda President’s Inauguration

President Isaias Arrives in Khartoum for State Visit

President Isaias up on arrival in Khartoum. The visit is part of previous visits and consultations on bilateral issues and economic cooperation between Eritrea and Sudan.

By TesfaNews,

PRESIDENT President Isaias Afwerki have arrived in Khartoum today to start his official state visit to the country.

He was greeted upon arrival at Khartoum International Airport by President of the Republic Field Marshal Omar al-Bashir and a number of state officials.

Sudanese State news agency SUNA reports the visit will last several days.  Continue reading President Isaias Arrives in Khartoum for State Visit

A Week in the Horn of Africa

The troubled region of the Horn of Africa

By Amanuel Biedemariam,

The geopolitical makeup of the Horn of Africa (HOA) is going through rapid changes that will affect the relationships of the nations in the region for good. The changes will influence the economies and security stances of the countries in the region. It will have implication on a global scale on issues of global import.

What is evident is the fact that events, decisions and actions of one nation can influence the entire region with global ramifications. With this in mind, this report will try to highlight current developments and investigate ramifications and possible meanings for the future of the region and global implications nation by nation.  Continue reading A Week in the Horn of Africa

The Hypocrisy of Dealing With a Criminal President

Will the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as president of Kenya define President Barack Obama in Africa or will President Barack Obama use the election of President Kenyatta to define his human rights policy in Africa?

Will the U.S. do what it did with Omar al-Bashir of the Sudan to Kenyatta?

By Al Mariam,

Following the presidential election in late December 2007 and the Kenya Electoral Commission’s hurried declaration of incumbent President Mwai Kibaki as the winner, supporters of opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga in the Orange Democratic Movement alleged widespread electoral fraud and irregularities.

For nearly two months following that election, ethnic violence and strife in Kenya raged resulting in more than 1200 deaths, 3,500 injuries, and the displacement of over 350,000 persons and destruction of over 100,000 properties.  Continue reading The Hypocrisy of Dealing With a Criminal President