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Museveni sworn in for fifth term

Photo©Eugene Hoshiko/AP/SIPAUganda's Yoweri Museveni was on Thursday sworn in for another five-year term as leader of the East African country.

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South Africa government loses Sudan's al Bashir court appeal

Sudanese President Al-Bashir has an ICC arrest warrant hanging over his head for alleged crimes against humanity. Photo©ReutersThe South African government on Tuesday lost an appeal against a High Court judgement that condemned its failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during a visit to the country last year, as unlawful.

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Catch me if you can: Omar Bashir and the ICC

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Photo©Bernat Armangue/AP/SIPAWanted Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has once again defied an international warrant for his arrest by flying to Indonesia.

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South Africa's govt mulls ICC pull out

An ANC offical says they want the ICC to be reconstructed and restructured in such a way that it could be a global instrument that will be fair to everybody. Photo©ReutersSouth Africa's ruling ANC is mulling a pull-out from the International Criminal Court, which it claims has lost its way.

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South Africa suffers set back in al-Bashir case

The ICC issued a warrant of arrest for al-Bashir on charges of war crimes and genocide. Photo©ReutersA South African court has ruled that the government cannot appeal against a judgement that said it acted unconstitutionally by failing to arrest Sudan President Omar al-Bashir when he visited the country in June.

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South Africa's opposition leader, Maimane renews Zuma impeachment plans

DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, has asked parliament to debate a motion of no confidence in President Jacob ZumaSouth Africa's official opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has asked parliament to debate a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, accusing him of flouting the constitution by allowing Sudanese leader, Omar al Bashir to leave the country despite a court order barring his exit.

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Anansi: The outrage of political things

Anansi transposes an unusual US political saga into Africa and waits for a western media backlash, or not, before tackling South Africa's handling of ICC-indicted Omar al-Bashir, and finally the US redux.

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Justice must cut both ways

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma and Sudan's Omar al-Bashir.Photo©ReutersThe fate of Darfur highlights the short attention span that has stymied the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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South Africa's contradictions hurt foreign policy

Blame it on the boogie: Zuma doesn’t let diplomatic headaches spoil the party. Photo©Herman Verwey/Foto24/Gallo Images/GettyZuma's flip-flop on the arrest of Sudan's President Bashir cast a cloud over an AU summit that was supposed to help resolve recent diplomatic conflicts.

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Al-Bashir's escape from justice divides South Africans

South Africans are divided about the recent furore over their government's defiance of a court order that called for the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al Bashir.

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Court ordered arrest of Sudanese leader hours after he sneaked out of South Africa

Omar al-Bashir, President of SudanA South African court on Monday ordered the arrest of Sudan President Omar al-Bashir, hours after he sneaked out of the country in defiance of a court order that prevented him from flying out.

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South African court orders Sudanese leader not to leave

Omar al-Bashir, president of SudanA South African court on Sunday ordered Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to remain in the country pending a ruling in a case where a group wants Pretoria to enforce an International Criminal Court (ICC) warrant arrest against him.

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Sudan's Bashir bashes on

How tedious it must be, winning all the time. Photo©ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFPNo change at the top, and little further down either, after election shenanigans.

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Sudan's president cancels trip to Indonesia

Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir at the last minute cancelled a trip to Indonesia for a summit this week, a government official said, in what would have been his first trip outside of Africa or the Middle East in nearly four years.

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Can Sudan survive another term of Omar al-Bashir's rule?

Opposition and rebel groups hope to derail April elections in Sudan, where a new wave of violence has forced an estimated 50,000 to flee their homes in 2015 and President Omar al-Bashir still faces charges of genocide.

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Sudan, another five years of a bloody regime?

Omar al Bashir. Photo©ReutersSudan's 13 April Presidential and parliamentary elections, the second to be held since a military coup d'État brought Omar al Bashir to power in 1989, will be neither fair nor credible and their outcome is a foregone conclusion write Karim Lahidji and Amir Suliman.

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East Africa's Faustian counter-terrorism pact

Despite the bold talk about South Sudan, there is little prospect of accountability.

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Killing their people softly in South Sudan

Indifferent to the sufferings of their own people, rebel leader Riek Machar and President Salva Kiir continue to stall peace.

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Now is not right time to put Kenyatta on trial, East African bloc tells ICC

Kenya's president, Uhuru Kenyatta, faces five counts at the ICC over his alleged role in orchestrating unrest in 2007 and 2008 that left 1,200 people dead and many displaced. File photo©ReutersThe East Africa regional bloc, Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), has criticised the timing of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's appearance before the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of crimes against humanity.

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Sudan: Darfur back in arms with rising number of civilian casualties

Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has been indicted by the International Criminal Court for allegedly masterminding genocide and other war crimes in Darfur. Photo©ReutersViolence has returned in the Darfur region of Sudan years after the world's attention was drawn by an alleged genocide committed by the Janjaweed Arab militia backed by the Khartoum government.

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