Thursday, March 5, 2009

Arrest warrant issued for Omar al Bashir, President of Sudan

I wonder how this will affect the UN peacekeeping troops over there, a few of them are Australian.

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This one is interesting:

Sudan expels aid groups after arrest warrant

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sudan ordered at least 10 humanitarian groups expelled from Darfur on Wednesday after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for the country's president.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the action "represents a serious setback to lifesaving operations in Darfur" and urged Sudan to reverse its decision, U.N. deputy spokeswoman Marie Okabe said.

Aid groups protested, saying they had no connection to the court and that their absence could lead to a crisis for hundreds of thousands of war-weary Sudanese who need such basics as shelter, food and clean water.

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