South Africa’s Mbeki provides AU with report on Darfur

By Incorrect Author 9 October 2009

Former South African president Thabo Mbeki has handed the AU a report aimed at finding a peaceful solution to the conflict in Darfur, where fighting since 2003 has claimed some 300,000 deaths. The AU set up a commission led by Mbeki after a global arrest warrant was issued against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, accusing him of war crimes in Darfur, where African rebels say they face discrimination and government-mobilised Arab militias. Typically, Mbeki says he won’t make the document public, but it is thought to recommend that a local tribunal - backed by the AU, Sudan and possibly the Arab League - deal with the problem.


While we have your attention...

An increasingly rare commodity, quality independent journalism costs money - though not nearly as much as its absence.

Every article, every day, is our contribution to Defending Truth in South Africa. If you would like to join us on this mission, you could do much worse than support Daily Maverick's quest by becoming a Maverick Insider.

Click here to become a Maverick Insider and get a closer look at the Truth.


Banks tell inquiry of their resistance to Zwane’s bullying tactics

By Jessica Bezuidenhout

Iceland is the only country without mosquitoes.