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South Sudan denies president Kiir hospitalized in South Africa

  October 24, 2015 (JUBA) – South Sudanese government has dismissed as “propaganda” reports saying President Salva Kiir has been admitted to a hospital in South Africa, where he is since Friday. According to the south Sudanese presidency, Kiir is in Pretoria where he would brief the host president, Jacob Zuma, of the progress made […]

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Al-Bashir gets green light for return trip to South Africa

Shenaaz Jamal and Neo Goba |  The ANC has given Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir the green light to return to South Africa to attend the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation in December. Minster of International Relations and Co-operation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, speaking yesterday at the party’s National General Council meeting in Midrand, said President Jacob Zuma had […]

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Bashir Flight Leaves ICC in Stalemate

From Chatham House   Miša Zgonec-Rožej Dr Miša Zgonec-Rožej Associate Fellow, International Law South Africa’s failure to arrest the Sudanese president is the latest incident in a troubled relationship between the court and African states. Bashir Flight Leaves ICC in Stalemate Sudan President Omar Al-Bashir was allowed to leave South Africa on 15 June in […]

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Ethiopia defends S. African position over attempts to arrest Sudanese President

From the Sudan Tribune By Tesfa-Alem Tekle June 18, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Thursday defended the rejection of the South African government to arrest and hand over Sudanese president, Omer Hassan al-Bashir, to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Ethiopian prime minister Haile Mariam Desalegn (Photo: Getty Images) Earlier this […]

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UN denies peacekeepers held hostage as Bashir left S.Africa

The United Nations on Tuesday denied a media report that Sudanese troops held South African peacekeepers in Darfur hostage so Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir could leave South Africa and avoid being arrested to face genocide charges.   Reuters Bashir, who was due to attend an African Union summit in Johannesburg, left South Africa on Monday […]

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Bashir slip: SA government to answer

June 17 2015 at 12:13pm By STAFF REPORTERS  EPAA beaming Omar al-Bashir, president of Sudan, greets cheering supporters on his return to Khartoum. Photo: MARWAN ALI Johannesburg – The government and the UN have both denied claims that South African troops were held hostage in Sudan pending President Omar al-Bashir’s release. The government has until […]

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Bashir Vs ICC: Where is the African justice?

 From Rwanda’s New Times SUNNY NTAYOMBYA Sudanese president Gen Omar al-Bashir suffered a very ‘un-presidential’ couple of days at the just concluded 25th Ordinary Summit of the African Union in Johannesburg, South Africa’s financial capital. After a group of activists asked a court in Pretoria to follow through with an ICC (International Criminal Court) indictment, […]

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As Sudanese President Bashir leaves, South African court calls for his arrest

From Reuters Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir looks on ahead of the 25th African Union summit in Johannesburg June 14, 2015. Reuters Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir flew out of South Africa on Monday in defiance of a Pretoria court that later said he should have been arrested to face genocide charges at the International Criminal Court. […]

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Ramaphosa navigates a minefield in South Sudan

From The Institute for Security Studies Is South Africa’s deputy president, the ubiquitous peacemaker and troubleshooter Cyril Ramaphosa, riding to the rescue of South Sudan’s faltering peace process? Or is he rushing in where angels fear to tread: into a volatile and toxic environment where the internal and regional dynamics are way beyond the comprehension […]

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Uganda: Tanzania to host EAC emergency summit on Burundi crisis

     APA-Kampala (Uganda) The Tanzanian President and chairperson of the East African Community heads of state, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete has convened an emergency summit on the situation in Burundi to take place on Sunday, 31 May 2015 in Dar es Salaam, APA learns here Friday. According to a statement from the EAC secretariat in Arusha, the emergency […]

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