Sudan’s Bashir in Mauritania despite ICC arrest warrant
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrived in Mauritania on Sunday to attend a summit, despite an international arrest warrant issued against him in 2009 over charges of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
The visit came weeks after South Africa refused to arrest Mr Bashir during an African Union summit, and even threatened it may withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) after an outcry.
African leaders demand end to Sudan sanctions
African leaders issued a joint statement from a conference in Mauritania on Monday calling for the lifting of sanctions against Sudan, whose president is wanted for a string of atrocities.
Omar al-Bashir, indicted for genocide in Sudan’s western region of Darfur was among 11 leaders or government representatives at the meeting in Nouakchott of countries grouped by the “Great Green Wall” ecological initiative.