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The decree comes just a week after Al-Bashir assured a meeting of party leaders they had freedom to operate in the run-up to a “national dialogue” he has promised to hold to address urgent demands for change in his 25-year regime.
It was the most serious split in years within Bashir’s National Congress Party (NCP), which has faced internal criticism over alleged corruption and stagnant leadership.
Controversy had swirled over Al-Bashir’s visit, and the ICC issued a statement on Tuesday confirming it had requested that Nigeria arrest him on charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
Army spokesman Sawarmi Khaled Saad said the men received an amnesty from President Omar al-Bashir but will be banned from military service.
The Hala’ib territory is administered by Egypt but Sudan claims it belongs to the Sudanese
The pact calls for regime change using both armed and peaceful means, though the political opposition says it remains committed to a non-violent transfer of power.
Sudanese in Cairo show solidarity with activists in Sudan who are uniting to decry the government
Salva Kiir and Omar Al-Bashir say the agreements are putting their states’ conflict to an end
Border issues at centre of talks
Al-Bashir is wanted by the ICC for crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide
South Sudan withdraws its troops from oil-rich region.
By Abdelmoneim Abu Edris Ali / AFP KHARTOUM: Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir voiced doubt on Thursday over UN talk of sanctions against South Sudan, but said his country will impose a punishment of its own for deadly clashes along the border. Keeping up war rhetoric which has drawn expressions of concern from the United States, …
By Mike Corder / AP THE HAGUE: The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant Thursday for Sudan’s defense minister, the third senior regime official sought by the court for alleged involvement in atrocities in Darfur. The court announced it wants Abdelrahim Mohamed Hussein arrested on a warrant containing seven counts of crimes against humanity and …
By Abdelmoneim Abu Edris Ali/ AFP KHARTOUM: President Omar Al-Bashir said on Thursday he planned to attend the independence ceremony of south Sudan which he wanted to be a stable and secure new state with relations benefitting both sides. Speaking just two days before the planned ceremony, Bashir said: “After two days I will go …