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Sudan’s former president, Omar al-Bashir, speaks at the Presidential Palace in Khartoum, Sudan. Sudan’s former president, Omar al-Bashir, speaks at the Presidential Palace in Khartoum, Sudan, Feb. 22, 2019 (AP photo by Mohamed Abuamrain).

Will Sudan’s Bashir Finally Go on Trial for Genocide at the ICC?

Friday, Feb. 14, 2020

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, Andrew Green curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent.

Sudan’s transitional government appears prepared to hand former President Omar al-Bashir over to the International Criminal Court to be tried for war crimes and genocide allegedly committed during his regime’s long, scorched-earth campaign in the country’s Darfur region. The decision is reportedly part of a potential peace agreement with rebel groups still operating in Darfur. It could be an unexpected boon for the beleaguered ICC, but only if the military members of the transitional government in Khartoum don’t renege on the deal. ...

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