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Al Bashir demands AU summit moves from Malawi

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Askari Kanzu, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Askari Kanzu

    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    Sudan's Bashir demands AU summit moves from Malawi
    7 June 2012
    Malawi was referred to the UN Security Council after it defied the ICC arrest warrant last yearSudan has asked the African Union (AU) to shift its July summit from Malawi after Malawian President Joyce Banda said Sudan's leader Omar al-Bashir was not welcome to attend.

    Sudan's foreign ministry said the meeting was of the "upmost importance" and Mr Bashir's presence was required. Sudan wants the meeting to take place at AU headquarters in Addis Ababa.

    Mr Bashir has been indicted for war crimes in Darfur by the International Criminal Court (ICC). He denies the allegations.

    Sudan says its leader must take part in the summit, due on 9-16 July, because the agenda includes the ongoing tension between Khartoum and South Sudan.

    South Sudan seceded in July last year after decades of civil war. In recent weeks, the two countries have been close to all-out war over oil and undemarcated borders.

    Rebuilding donor ties

    Mrs Banda said in May that she wanted Mr Bashir to stay away from the meeting in the Malawian capital, Lilongwe, fearing the "economic implications" of his presence in the country. She is trying to rebuild relations with donors, on which the impoverished country relies. They cut aid to her predecessor Bingu wa Mutharika's government, accusing him of political repression and economic mismanagement.

    Mr Mutharika, who died suddenly in April, also defied calls to apprehend Mr Bashir who visited Malawi in October 2011.
    After that visit, the ICC, which has issued an arrest warrant for Mr Bashir, referred the country to the UN Security Council.

    Sudan says Malawi's current position on Mr Bashir violates AU rules including an obligation to provide "the required propitious frameworks and environment for the summit".

    Malawi's information minister, Moses Kumkuyu, told the BBC: "The statutes of the African Union gives freedom to member states to make their grievances known."
    "We were only making our position known and that is not infringing on any statute of the AU."

    Under the ICC statute, member states - of which Malawi is one - have a duty to arrest indictees.


    AU in dire straits? It is unfortunate that Malawi is not rejecting Al Bashir on the basis of his human rights violations in Darfur per se, but rather because of her fear of losing "donors' goodwill"!
  2. Abdulhalim

    Abdulhalim JF-Expert Member

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    Hivi naeza tajiwa tangible achievements za AU? at least OAU tunakumbuka ilipigania ukombozi.
  3. Xuma

    Xuma JF-Expert Member

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    Literally OAU=AU; Hence
    OAU tangibles = AU's
  4. Askari Kanzu

    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    The Vice President Khumbo Kachali has just announced that Malawi will not be hosting the African Union. This was decided by Cabinet this morning after AU Commission asked Malawi to welcome Sudanese President Al Bashir who is wanted by the International Criminal Court of Justice.

    Full statement made by the Vice President Khumbo Kachali will be posted by 2.30pm.

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    "Wafadhili" wameishika Africa pabaya!
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    M-Joka JF-Expert Member

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    It should be that one of the agendas of this summit be:

    1. AU declaration that "Deliberate Refusal" by the United States, United Kingdom and other Western nations to sign/ratify the ICC statute is a crime similar to War crime, genocide and crimes against humanity.
    2. Those countries be given 30 days to sign the statute and another 30 days to arrest and hand those accused of international crimes over to the ICC. Failure to do so is to be regarded as disregard of International law, Perjury and Obstruction of International justice. The ICC must then issue an international arrest warrant for any of those accused and those who protect and hide them, and their supporters like the guy who went to Malawi to cause all this stir, to be arrested whereever they set foot.
    3. Failure of the ICC to do so is to be regarded as loss of its legitimacy and its legal mandate to the African counties signatories to the statute be suspended until they do so.
  6. Bantugbro

    Bantugbro JF-Expert Member

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    Huyu mama ana matatizo fulani hii sio siri....:sick:
  7. mfianchi

    mfianchi JF-Expert Member

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    Ni sawa alivyofanya huyu mama,Bashir ni muuaji na anatakiwa akamatwa,sasa na mtu kurikabisha jitu bakaji nyumbani kwako
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    ZeMarcopolo JF-Expert Member

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    Malawi will end up disappointed very soon!
  9. Ng`wanakidiku

    Ng`wanakidiku JF-Expert Member

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    ....just the matter of time, huyu jamaa ipo siku atadakwa tu, amuulize jamaa yake Taylor!
  10. Somoche

    Somoche JF-Expert Member

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    Mama mjinga sana yule...japo hata Bashir ni pumbafu ila sasa hii imezidi...anategemea amri toka kwa mashoga akina Cameroun
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    Huyu mama ndio jembe la ukweli, achana na na vilaza kina jk, na wenzake wanakenua meno wakati black sudanese wanateseka.