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    Al-Bashir, Sudan’s ousted president, to face war-crime charges at ICC

Al-Bashir, Sudan’s ousted president, to face war-crime charges at ICC

The Sudan government says it will hand over Omar al-Bashir, a former president, to the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague to face war-crime charges. CNN quoted a government source on Tuesday as saying they would produce all the Sudanese the ICC wanted for trial. Al-Bashir was ousted in April 2019 after months of nationwide protests. In December of the same year, [...]

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    Omar al-Bashir, ex-president of Sudan, gets 2-year house arrest for corruption

Omar al-Bashir, ex-president of Sudan, gets 2-year house arrest for corruption

Omar al-Bashir, Sudan's former president, has been sentenced to two years in house arrest for financial corruption. Al-Sadiq Abdelrahman, judge of a Sudanese court, convicted al-Bashir on Saturday. "The court decided to send him to a community reform centre for two years,” the judge said. 75-year-old al-Bashir is to be confined to a community reform centre owing to his age. The judge said, “under the [...]

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    Ousted Al-Bashir moved from residence to prison

Ousted Al-Bashir moved from residence to prison

Ousted Sudanese President Omar Al-bashir has been transferred to Kobar prison in Khartoum. Al-Bashir is reportedly being held under tight security in solitary confinement, according to Reuters. "Last night, Bashir was transferred to Kober prison in Khartoum,” the agency quoted a source as saying. According to sources, there was a heavy deployment of soldiers and members of the paramilitary Rapid Support Force outside [...]

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    Sudan military: We won’t hand Al-Bashir over to ICC

Sudan military: We won’t hand Al-Bashir over to ICC

Sudan’s military council says it will not hand over ousted President Omar Al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for trial. Omer Zainal-Abdin, chairman of the political committee in Sudan’s transitional military council, spoke at a news conference in Khartoum, capital of the country, on Friday. Amnesty International had asked the Sudanese military to hand Al-Bashir over to the ICC because he had [...]

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    ‘You can’t change government through Facebook’ — Sudanese president mocks protesters

‘You can’t change government through Facebook’ — Sudanese president mocks protesters

President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan has mocked those challenging his government through social media, saying no government can be removed through Facebook. During a rally his supporters organised in the eastern city of Kassala, Bashir said only elections could bring about a change of government. "Changing the government or presidents cannot be done through WhatsApp or Facebook. It can be done only [...]

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    AAG opening ceremony: Africa XI v Rest of the World

AAG opening ceremony: Africa XI v Rest of the World

Is the world not fed up with an opening ceremony of major sporting event that is limited to march past, music and dance on the pitch and terraces?  This is the 50th anniversary of the All-Africa Games (AAG) so why can’t the world see something different from the continent that proudly sits at the centre of the world? How about an African [...]

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    South Africa gets seven days to ‘account for al-Bashir’

South Africa gets seven days to ‘account for al-Bashir’

Dunstan Mlambo, president of Gauteng division of the high court of South Africa, has given the government seven days ultimatum to file an affidavit on how and when President Omar al-Bashir left the country. He said there was the possibility of prosecuting Malusi Gigaba, the country’s minister of home affairs, and other officials for aiding al-Bashir’s departure. The South African government has [...]

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    Al-Bashir arrives Sudan after surviving arrest attempt in S’Africa

Al-Bashir arrives Sudan after surviving arrest attempt in S’Africa

President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan has arrived his country after failed attempts by the international criminal court (ICC) to arrest him in South Africa. He was recieved by his ministers amid cheers from supporters. He  waved his cane in the air as he stepped off the presidential jet in the capital, Khartoum, and chanted: "God is greatest!". al-Bashir flew in from South Africa [...]

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    ICC moves to arrest al-Bashir in South Africa

ICC moves to arrest al-Bashir in South Africa

The international criminal court (ICC) has prevailed on South African authorities not to allow President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan to leave Johannesburg, where he is attending the African Union (AU) summit, in compliance with an interim order of a Pretoria high court. The court says Bashir must stay in the country until Monday when it will rule on whether al-Bashir should [...]

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    After 25 years in power, al-Bashir ‘re-elected’ in Sudan

After 25 years in power, al-Bashir ‘re-elected’ in Sudan

The Sudanese national election commission has declared President Omar al-Bashir winner of the country’s election, which was boycotted by main opposition parties. In February, Hassan Osman Rizig, deputy president of opposition Reform Now Movement party, announced that his party would shun the election because al-Bashir’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) would not create a level playing ground. “They are ruling in the [...]

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