African Leaders Reject the ICC Bashir Indictment

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The International Criminal Court indicted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on five counts of crimes against humanity and two counts of war crimes yesterday, but not on the more dramatic charge of genocide. The indictment did not meet with universal approval among Africa’s leaders, nor, strangely enough, with the son of the Rev. Billy Graham. According to a quick survey conducted by the French newspaper Le Monde, there were serious misgivings about the indictment coming from all corners of the continent. According to the article, Jean Ping, chairman of the African Union Commission, called the indictment a “threat to peace in […]

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