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8 June, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Malawi has been forced to cancel hosting of an African Union (AU) summit next month after the continental body insisted that the South African nation allows Sudan’s President Omer Al-Bashir to attend.

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Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir attends the inauguration of the new African Union (AU) Building in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, January 28, 2012 (REUTERS)

Al-Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide he allegedly masterminded in his country’s western region of Darfur.

Malawi, which is a member state of the Hague-based tribunal, asked the AU in May not to invite Al-Bashir to the summit, citing fears of economic consequences after the country was denied $350 million in US aid money over reasons including its decision to host the Sudanese leader at a regional summit in the capital Lilongwe last year.

Kachali Khumbo, Malawi’s Vice-President, said on Friday that his country had received a letter from the AU saying that it had no right to dictate who can attend the summit.

According to Khumbo, the letter stated that the summit would be moved to the AU headquarters in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa if Lilongwe insists on barring Al-Bashir.

As a result, “the [Malawian] cabinet has decided not to host the summit” he declared.

Khumbo contended that "much as Malawi has obligations to the AU, it has also other obligations."

Sudan has already protested Malawi’s refusal to host Al-Bashir and on Thursday demanded that the summit be moved to Addis Ababa.

The AU has issued several resolutions ordering its members not to cooperate with the ICC regarding Bashir’s warrant.

Already countries such as Malawi, Kenya, Chad and Djibouti have allowed Bashir to visit without arresting him though the first two later refused to receive him again.

(ST)

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  • 9 June 2012 10:12, by SEE ME

    To hell all the blind followers who are lead by Malawi to the instructions of the new gangs and supporters to the criminals of ICC which is not part of UN.

    ICC’s main mission is SEXUAL HARASSMENT and Legalization of RACIAL DISCRIMINATION.

    With tears and sorrow to see BLACK AFRICANS from west AFRICA and CONGO sent by black AFRICANS to whites for new slavery.

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    • 9 June 2012 10:58, by Mabior

      you arabs should just decide where you belong.not knowing your identity is one of the few human crisis hard to address because generations will come and pass without questioning what thier eldest messed up.Arabs are not africans we are just accomodating them in the AU out of sympathy.

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    • 10 June 2012 20:59, by Tiger

      SEE MEE!
      You claim to be one of the greatest Darfuri,but i do wondered what are you still doing in Khartoum wasting your time washing those arabs’feet in Mosque while they’re murdering your people in the Villages,a true fighter always die for the sake of his people.arabs have molested your women,underage girls and even your domesticated animals.
      shame on you SEE MEE.

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  • 9 June 2012 10:13, by Sudan virus

    Gaddafi is gone! Bingu wa Muthrika is gone! Remain Jing Ping chairman of the African Union.

    AU is carrying out a project of Islamic Militants and most of the members don’t know this.

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    • 9 June 2012 10:24, by SEE ME

      Sudan virus

      SPLA/M was the close friend to Gaddafi when they begged him for help.

      Ask main supporters of Dr GARANG about the truth when both were against the regime of NUMERI.

      I believe that SPLA/M was main part in destroging Gaddafi with instruction from ISRAEL.

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      • 9 June 2012 10:36, by Sudan virus

        SEE ME!

        Gadaffi was a millipede.(a small plant-eating arthropod with a tubular body made up of segments, most of which have two pairs of legs which can move on either side of a direction with out turning)or simpley, he can be a friend and some times an enemy. I mean he has hidden agendas.
        On Sudan, South Sudan issue, he instructed the AU memebers not deter the Iccarrest warrant for Sudan’s Presid

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        • 9 June 2012 10:42, by Sudan virus

          Sorry! I meant Gaddafi instructed the AU members not to cooperate with ICC warrant of arrest for Bashiir while he was the chairman of this useless organization.

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        • 9 June 2012 10:49, by SEE ME

          Sudan virus

          Ask KIR he was one of the collectors of weapons from LIBYA for SPLA/M to fight dictater NUMERI.

          Do you want tell me that this is the main policy of all my AFRICAN southern SUDANESE in their relations with others?

          "Get what you want and forget about him/them !!"
          "Get what you want and forget about him/them !!"

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          • 10 June 2012 21:08, by Tiger

            SEE ME!
            Yes that’s absolutely true,Col.Gaddafi had helped Dr.Garang,in fact he stood with Southerners during our struggle,but we didn’t like the way he murdered the Libyan innocent civilians,same like the way we don’t like the way Al-bashir is murdering your people of Darfur.you’re Al-bashir’s fan now enjoy the slaughter til your both asses get caught.

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      • 9 June 2012 10:47, by Ayom Ayom

        I am sure some of the African leaders may not greet Bashir during the submit day in Ethiopia because they may fear for infection from Bashir and Who will Bashir be look like among the leaders?

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  • 9 June 2012 10:15, by Shadrack Nuer Machut

    Whether all African countries allow Bashir to their homes, it won’t remove Arrest warrant on him. He will die in exile or in front line or live imprisonment.

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    • 10 June 2012 09:53, by SEE ME

      Let SPLA/M first send the LEADERS of factions of SPLA/M to ICC.

      SPLA/M faction of Dr Reik Machar killed many of SPLA/M faction of Dr. GARANG " all genocides were committed by KIR".

      The number of southerners who were killed by these two factions is 10 times greater than what done by SAF.
      Now genocides are in MURLE, ABYEI, RUMBAK, ZANDA,...

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  • 9 June 2012 10:39, by SEE ME

    Let SPLA/M first send the LEADERS of factions of SPLA/M to ICC.

    SPLA/M faction of Dr Reik Machar killed many of SPLA/M faction of Dr. GARANG " all genocides were committed by KIR".

    The number of southerners who were killed by these two factions is 10 times what done by SAF.
    Now genocides are in MURLE, ABYEI, RUMBAK, ZANDA,...

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  • 9 June 2012 10:58, by Joseph Milla Simon

    This is the beginning of Khartoum’s Diplomatic excommunication. He had been ruling insects the way he puts it. Sooner he will be the king of all insects in the ICC court ruling those other insects like Charles Tailor. I am afraid Tailor will be his superior because of seniority in the prison.

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    • 9 June 2012 11:13, by SEE ME

      Joseph Milla Simon

      PLS don’t insult all sudanese peoples who are not all NCP

      Are you going to me that all Sudanese members of SPLA-N are "insects"?

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      • 10 June 2012 02:48, by Panthouandbeyond

        SEE ME

        It seems to me that you do not like to hear the word “insects”; is it because you are black like your southerners brothers and sisters?

        Panthou

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      • 11 June 2012 07:25, by Majongdit

        SEE ME,

        To label all Sudanese as NCP will be unfair. Neither can all the SPLM-N be en entire Darfur/BN. I agree with you.

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  • 9 June 2012 11:13, by Ayuiu Makuac Lam

    Dear Malawian South Afriaca nation is terrorism nation. That is why they allown indicted president to attend that submit. Just sit in white nation and terirrist meeting.

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    • 10 June 2012 09:54, by SEE ME

      Let SPLA/M first send the LEADERS of factions of SPLA/M to ICC.

      SPLA/M faction of Dr Reik Machar killed many of SPLA/M faction of Dr. GARANG " all genocides were committed by KIR".

      The number of southerners who were killed by these two factions is 10 times greater than what done by SAF.
      Now genocides are in MURLE, ABYEI, RUMBAK, ZANDA,...

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  • 10 June 2012 06:01, by Kenyan the cushite

    this is not a victory for sudan it just shows that african countries are willing to give up hosting the unions meetings just so as to avoid having a mass murderer on their soil.

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    • 10 June 2012 09:35, by SEE ME

      Kenyan the cushite

      Africans will never unite !?!?!?!?

      Africans sold black Africans to the white men who sent them as SLAVES to USA.

      Today many Africans are doing the same to please the the JEWS of USA and ISRAEL.

      Africans need to change African Union (AU) to African Unawreness

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    • 11 June 2012 01:16, by sudani ana

      Kenian the Kushiro, first of all how can you be a Kushite when it was a north sudan civilisation ? Secondly it rather shows that African countries are willing to give up hosting AU summit for US aid.

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  • 11 June 2012 03:29, by Kenyan the cushite

    to sudani ana. why am a cushite? because my ancestors came from the middle east you are a cushite too. even jews are cushites all arabs are cushites. but we are afro-cushitic. i am Oromo. but i will never shake the hand of a sudanese arab. you have butchered your fellow africans to please the northen arabs.people in kenya dont like sudan. thats why its not included in any east african development.

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  • 11 June 2012 03:33, by Kenyan the cushite

    east africa is integrating, next 3 years we will have a single federation. economy grows 8% hopefully south sudan will join us. we will have a single currecny. oil and gas have been discovered in east africa, they say it the most discovered in 10 years. we will shut out sudan. my father is a general. here we believe sudan is in its last days.u are racists.in kenya we have arabs afro-cushite.

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