Mardi 17 Octobre 2017
(Sudan Tribune 18/07/13)
(WASHINGTON) – The Sudanese ambassador in Nigeria Taj al-Sir Mahjoub today rapped the media over what he said was unfair focus on president Omer Hassan al-Bashir’s attendance of a health summit in Abuja this week.The Nigerian government decided to receive the Sudanese leader for the African Union Special Summit on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, despite an outstanding arrest warrant for him by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in connection with war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide allegedly committed in Sudan’s western region of Darfur.Officials in Abuja said despite being theoretically obliged to execute the warrant as members of the Hague- based court, they are nonetheless adhering to an African Union (AU) decision instructing members not to cooperate with the...
(Le Soleil 18/07/13)
La Commission économique pour l’Afrique (Cea) en collaboration avec Oxford University Press, a publié la 3ème édition du Rapport sur la gouvernance en Afrique (Agr III). «Alors que l'Afrique a enregistré des progrès remarquables dans la régularité des élections, le contenu et la qualité de ces élections demeurent suspects dans de nombreux pays. Les élections sont devenues source de conflits avec la violence, les tensions et les acrimonies et les divisions d'élite pointue qui retardent les résultats des élections. Ceci constitue une tendance préoccupante à l'avenir démocratique de l'Afrique », lit-on dans le communiqué. Ce rapport retrace la généalogie des élections en Afrique; les infrastructures politiques et constitutionnelles sur lesquelles les élections sont faites, les formes de transition politique par...
(Sudan Tribune 17/07/13)
(WASHINGTON) – The Sudanese government sought to downplay the significance of the sudden return by president Omer Hassan Al-Bashir from Nigeria as further details emerged on his condensed program of work during his participation in the HIV summit in Abuja. President Bashir returned normally to Khartoum after participating in the summit in Abuja to resume his work in Khartoum", his press secretary Emad Sid Ahmed told Reuters. This explanation contradicted slightly with the one provided yesterday by the spokesman for the Sudanese embassy in Nigeria Mohammed Moiz who attributed Bashir’s sudden departure to other engagements without giving details. The New York Times (NYT) quoted delegates at the conference as saying that Bashir abruptly left the room in the middle of...
(Usa Today 17/07/13)
ABUJA, Nigeria — Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir has left Nigeria, a diplomat at his embassy said Tuesday, following demands from human rights activists for the arrest of the man indicted for genocide and war crimes in Darfur. Human rights lawyers filed a suit in the Federal High Court on Monday to try to compel Nigeria's government to arrest al-Bashir. And a civil rights group urgently appealed to the International Criminal Court to refer the government to the U.N. Security Council for allowing the visit. Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati told The Associated Press that al-Bashir had come to attend the African Union summit, and not at Nigeria's invitation. He said Nigeria's action in allowing him to come was in line with...
(Xinhua 17/07/13)
KHARTOUM-- Le Soudan a condamné mardi la position britannique consistant à reprocher au Nigeria de recevoir le président soudanais Omar Al-Béchir, qui est sous le coup d'un mandat d'arrêt de la Cour pénale internationale (CPI). Le ministre britannique en charge de l'Afrique, Mark Simmonds, a, rapporte-t-on, critiqué le Nigeria pour avoir accueilli M. Béchir, en ces termes : "Cela compromet le travail de la CPI et envoie aux victimes un signal alarmant sur la responsabilité des actes qu'elles souhaitent dénoncer, ce qui devra encore attendre". Le ministère soudanais des Affaires étrangères a regretté les propos tenus par M. Simmonds, les considérant comme méprisants à l' égard de l'Union africaine (UA), qui avait décidé en 2009 par un vote de na...
(Afrik.com 16/07/13)
Omar el-Béchir a quitté le Nigeria lundi après-midi, où il s’était rendu pour assister au Sommet de l’Union africaine (l’UA). La participation à cette rencontre du Président soudanais qui est sous mandat d’arrêt de la Cour pénale internationale (CPI) pour crimes de guerre, a fait polémique. De nombreuses voix se sont élevées pour qu’il soit interpellé. Omar el-Béchir aurait-il rapidement pris la poudre d’escampette pour échapper à la Cour pénale internationale (CPI) ? Recherché par la CPI pour crimes de guerre, le Président soudanais a quitté le Nigeria depuis lundi après-midi, a annoncé ce mardi matin Mohammed Moiz, porte-parole de l’ambassade du Soudan au Nigeria. Ce dernier a toutefois nié tout lien entre le départ du Président soudanais et les...
(Jeune Afrique 16/07/13)
En dépit de mandats d'arrêt émis en 2009 et 2010 contre lui par la Cour pénale internationale (CPI), Omar el-Béchir est au Nigeria. Le sommet de l'Union africaine sur le VIH/Sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme s’achève ce 16 juillet. Le président du Soudan est inculpé de crimes de guerre et crimes contre l'humanité commis au Darfour. Sa visite à Abuja a scandalisé Elise Keppler, une responsable de Human Rights Watch (HRW) : « Le Nigeria s'est distingué de manière honteuse en devenant le premier pays d'Afrique de l'ouest à accueillir le président soudanais qui fuit la CPI ». L’ONG avait demandé aux autorités nigérianes d’empêcher Béchir d'assister au sommet d'Abuja ou de l'arrêter s'il s'y rendait. Le Nigeria est...
(NPR 16/07/13)
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Angry that Nigeria is hosting a fugitive accused of genocide and war crimes, human rights lawyers Monday asked the Federal High Court to issue an arrest warrant for Sudan's leader Omar al-Bashir. Nigerian civil rights activists sent an urgent request to the International Criminal Court to refer the Nigerian government to the U.N. Security Council for failing to detain al-Bashir and surrender him to the court in The Hague for trial, said the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project. The project urged Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan "to support the demand by the international community for justice for the victims of genocide and war crimes." Britain, Nigeria's former colonizer, issued a mild reprimand. Minister for Africa Mark Simmonds...
(Fox News 16/07/13)
ABUJA, Nigeria – A Sudanese diplomat says President Omar al-Bashir has left Nigeria after human rights lawyers and civil rights activists demanded his arrest. Al-Bashir has been indicted for genocide and war crimes in Darfur. The diplomat who would not give his name told The Associated Press that al-Bashir left at 3 p.m. Monday, less than 24 hours after he arrived and in the middle of a two-day summit ending Tuesday. He denied that al-Bashir's hasty departure was related to demands for his arrest. Human rights lawyers filed a lawsuit Monday to try to compel the government to detain Sudan's president and surrender him to the International Criminal Court for trial. Nigeria's government says it followed an African Union instruction...
(RFI 16/07/13)
Omar el-Béchir au Nigeria, l’affaire fait polémique. C’est le premier pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest à accueillir le président soudanais qui est sous le coup d'un mandat d'arrêt de la Cour pénale internationale (CPI). Vivement critiquées pour cet accueil, les autorités nigérianes ont défendu leur position en renvoyant la responsabilité de l'invitation sur l'Union africaine. Omar el-Béchir a participé, lundi 15 juillet, au sommet spécial de l’Union africaine sur la santé qui se déroule à Abuja, la capitale fédérale. Et il y sera encore présent aujourd'hui. Et qu’importent les critiques des ONG et des défenseurs des droits de l’homme qui accusent les autorités nigérianes de ne pas respecter le traité de Rome dont elles sont signataires. Pour Viola Onwuliri, la ministre...
(Fox News 15/07/13)
ABUJA, Nigeria – Civil rights activists and human rights lawyers Monday demanded that Nigeria arrest Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir and deliver him to the International Criminal Court to stand trial for crimes in Darfur. President Goodluck Jonathan was urged "to support the demand by the international community for justice for the victims of genocide and war crimes," by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project. Human rights lawyers are going to court to argue for an order to force the arrest, said Chino Obiagwu of Nigeria's Legal Defense and Assistance Project. Human Rights Watch was contacting diplomats to add to the pressure. They are urging Nigeria's international partners "to signal that Nigeria should show leadership and not host ICC fugitive Bashir,"...
(AFP 13/07/13)
Le gouverneur de l'Etat du Kordofan-Sud, recherché par la justice internationale pour crimes de guerre, a été muté dans une région voisine où les violences menacent de s'étendre, a annoncé vendredi la présidence soudanaise. Ahmed Haroun est nommé gouverneur du Kordofan-Nord dans le cadre d'une réorganisation de la région qui prévoit de diviser le Kordofan-Sud en créant un Kordofan-Ouest, a expliqué dans un communiqué Emad Sayed Ahmed, le porte-parole du président soudanais. M. Haroun est recherché par la Cour pénale internationale (CPI) de La Hague pour 22 chefs de crimes de guerre et crimes contre l'humanité qu'elle l'accuse d'avoir commis pendant la guerre au Darfour. Il était devenu gouverneur du Kordofan-Sud en mai 2011 à l'issue d'une élection controversée face...
(Sudan Tribune 12/07/13)
The United Nations Security Council on Thursday renewed for another year the mandate of UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and held a consultations meeting on the relations between the two Sudans. As expected the 15-member council approved unanimously a resolution drafted by the United States, extending UNMISS mandate until 15 July 2014. The resolution demanded the South Sudanese government to ensure unrestricted freedom of movement throughout its territory for the mission and its associated organizations. The Security Council also welcomed geographical reconfiguration of UNMISS "military and asset deployment so as to focus on volatile high-risk areas and associated protection requirements". The measure was announced in the report that UN secretary general submitted last month. But earlier on Thursday morning...
(Sudan Tribune 09/07/13)
(KHARTOUM) - Dozens of Sudanese Islamists staged a demonstration in front near of the Egyptian embassy in central Khartoum to protest the ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi by the army last week. The protesters chanted slogans denouncing the intervention of the military in the government and demanded "the restoration legitimacy" during their march from King Farouq Mosque which saw tens of bystanders joining them. The demonstration was attended by members of the Islamic Movement (IM), Islamic Constitution Front (ICF), opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP) in addition to al-Sadig Abdel-Magid who is the General Guide of the legacy Muslim Brotherhood (MB) movement in Sudan and is rarely seen in public events. They handed a memo to the Egyptian embassy blasting...
(News24 08/07/13)
Khartoum - Residents of a Sudanese city ran for their lives during fresh fighting and looting on Sunday, after a worker for aid group World Vision died of wounds suffered in earlier battles.The latest violence adds to what the United Nations says is a worsening security situation in Sudan's vast western region. "They have started looting the market," a resident of Nyala, the capital of South Darfur state, told AFP. He reported armed men raiding shops in the commercial area, and said residents were "running in the street" for safety as explosions and shooting were heard again. Urban battles, which state officials blamed on "differences" between members of the security forces, first broke out on Wednesday night and continued on...
(Fox News 08/07/13)
KHARTOUM – A Sudanese worker for aid group World Vision has died of injuries he suffered in a suspected grenade strike during urban fighting in the Darfur region last week, humanitarian sources said on Sunday. A second World Vision staff member was killed when fighting erupted in Nyala city on Thursday, which officials in South Darfur state blamed on "differences" between members of the security forces. "He suffered head injuries in Thursday's attack and succumbed to his injuries yesterday noon," said one humanitarian source, asking for anonymity. Ali Al-Za'tari, chief of the United Nations in Sudan, confirmed in a statement that "two Sudanese staff members from the humanitarian non-governmental organisation, World Vision International" were killed. "A third World Vision staff...
(AFP (eng) 08/07/13)
A suspect wanted for war crimes in Sudan's Darfur survived an attack in the region's largest city on Sunday, official radio said, as residents ran for their lives during fresh fighting and looting. "Ali Kushayb was saved from assassination and his guard and driver were killed in Nyala," Radio Omdurman said in a brief SMS report quoting the South Darfur state police chief. Kushayb is wanted by The Hague-based ICC for crimes against humanity and war crimes allegedly committed earlier during the decade-long Darfur conflict. He was a commander of the feared Janjaweed militia. Urban battles, which state officials blamed on "differences" between members of the security forces, first erupted in Nyala on Wednesday night. The violence adds to what...
(Reuters (Eng) 07/07/13)
America's wealthiest universities are venturing into Africa's fast-growing frontier markets in search of outsized investment returns that will allow them to offer scholarships, lure star professors and fund research. For Sub-Saharan Africa, recognition from these deep-pocketed U.S. institutions, who have often earned envy among fellow global investors for their strong returns, marks a significant shift. American university endowments - permanent funds of educational institutions - pride themselves on spotting new investment opportunities early, such as venture capital, private equity and natural resources such as timber. Combined, they manage assets of over $400 billion. A study of 831 endowments by the Commonfund Institute and the National Association of College and University Business Officers published this year showed their annual net returns...
(The Associated Press 06/07/13)
There was no official update Saturday morning on the condition of the 94-year-old former president, who is in critical but stable condition after being diagnosed with a recurring lung infection. He was taken to a hospital in Pretoria, the capital, on June 8. The government has said Mandela is not in a vegetative state, contrary to recent court documents. A close friend told Sky News that the anti-apartheid leader was conscious and responsive earlier this week. There has been an outpouring of concern in South Africa and around the world for Mandela, a transformative figure who led the tense shift from white rule to democracy two decades ago in a spirit of reconciliation.
(Reuters (Eng) 03/07/13)
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - When Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir returned a few weeks ago from a summit in Ethiopia with his South Sudanese counterpart and former civil war foe, many people here expected him to talk of peace. Instead, the 69-year-old ruler donned his officer's uniform, waved his trademark walking stick and - once again - threatened to cut off South Sudanese oil exports through Sudan, something the northern country's battered economy can ill afford. The International Criminal Court-indicted leader faces a succession debate at home and his rhetoric was aimed less at the South, an uneasy neighbor since it split from the north in 2011, and more at hard-line Islamists and army officers in his own circles, analysts say...

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