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Innocence by association

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16.05.2019

Both al Bashir and Kenyatta are war criminals based on their deeds. PHOTO: REUTERS

In Sudan last month, President Omar Hassan al Bashir was removed after street protests staged mostly by people from the Darfur region where al Bashir has been accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court (ICC). The military ensured al Bashir’s removal in a coup leading to a jubilant crowd. However, the Sudanese generals came down to throttle the hopes for a democratic Sudan by refusing to yield power to civilians.

Al Bashir was no ally of the US or of the US allies in the region. In fact, the usual American allies such as Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Egypt are throwing their weight, in the form of massive checks and diplomatic clout, behind the Sudanese military to ensure that funny ideas such as democracy are crushed before they reach their thrones. Al Bashir had been a Russian ally. He is wanted by the ICC and there are calls to hand him over to the........

© The Express Tribune