Bashir Indictment: The Days After

A lot is going on right now in Darfur and Sudan overall. Here are some highlights – 

The UN Security Council remains undivided about a response to Sudan’s expulsion of aid groups.

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, believes the expulsion will leave Darfur aid “irrevocably damaged” yet the Sudanese government maintains that its decision is “irrevocable“.

Khartoum has accused the aid groups of being “thieves” and “messing up everything as far as stability and security in Darfur”.

Despite the issuance of an arrest warrant for him, Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir remains defiant. Less than 24 hours after his indictment, Bashir was seen smiling and dancing in the streets with supporters.

Displaying indifference to the ICC’s decision, Bashir uttered these words –

The true criminals are the leaders of the United States and Europe…one day we will take them to justice.

Bashir traveled to Darfur Sunday, where he delivered a strict warning to diplomatic missions in Sudan –

If anyone goes further than the rule of the country, we will kick them out directly. 

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