Sudan swears in President al-Bashir, wanted for war crimes; he says he wants to repair relations with the West

Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir smiles to supporters during victory celebrations at the (NCP) National Congress Party headquarters in Khartoum April 27, 2015. REUTERS/MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan swore in President Omar al-Bashir for another five-year term Tuesday, extending his 25-year rule as many Arab leaders stayed away from the ceremony for the world’s only sitting leader wanted on international war crimes charges…

…Al-Bashir, who took power in a bloodless Islamist coup in 1989, is the only sitting head of state facing genocide charges at the International Criminal Court. The charges stem from the conflict in Darfur, which killed 300,000 people and displaced 2 million during the government’s brutal response to an armed rebellion there, according to United Nations figures…

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  • Palidor

    He should try donating to the Clinton Foundation.

    • eMan14

      Assuming he has not done so already.

      • Frau Katze

        Seems like everyone else has.

  • bob e

    he is a personal friend of bill c .. they enjoy the same things ..

  • Hard Little Machine

    Golf with Obama.