French back off from Egyptian summit after Sudan’s Bashir invited

By Incorrect Author 17 December 2009

A summit between Africa and France has been cancelled after France objected to Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir being invited. The talks were supposed to be held in Egypt, but the French must have reckoned the Egyptians were pulling their legs, as Bashir has an international arrest warrant hanging over his head over accusations that he perpetrated war crimes in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region. The warrant was issued by The International Criminal Court in The Hague, and this has prevented Bashir from attending summits in Nigeria and Turkey of late. Egypt is among some African nations that have said they will not arrest Bashir, despite many having to do so as members of the ICC. Read more: BBC,


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