South Sudan

Sudan lauds Museveni for ignoring US on Bashir


Museveni and Bashir

The Sudan Ambassador to Uganda Abdelbaghi Kabeir has lauded Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni for inviting President Omar al-Bashir to his inauguration.

“President Museveni should be lauded for the solidarity shown when he hosted President Bashir,” Kabeir said while appearing on a local television NBS Tuesday.

According to Kabeir, foreign envoys walking out during‪ Museveni’s swearing in  was disrespectful to the sovereignty of Uganda and Africa.

“Simply undiplomatic. The West is after President Bashir because we don’t follow what they want us to do.”

He said there are other worse crimes they can go after.

“US envoy walked out but the US lost its moral authority in regards to International Criminal Court (ICC) when it walked out of the ICC.”

The ambassador maintained that ICC is only trying Africans.

“From the very start, it wasn’t intended to serve justice. Why are the big countries not parties?”

Kabeir explained that the deaths they [West] talk about in Sudan were a result of war.

In war, there are deaths, Kabeir argued, adding that they don’t look at the Civil War in the US as a triable bloodshed.

“What happened in Sudan was a nation’s progression. President Bashir is not a wanted man. That term is derogatory and offensive. We need to de-colonise our minds.”

The civil war has displaced over 2.5 million people out of a total population of 6.2 million in Darfur and has created a crisis in the diplomatic relations between Sudan and Chad.

The rebels in Darfur lost the support from Libya after the death of Muammar Gaddafi and the collapse of his regime in 2011.

In July 2008, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno Ocampo, accused al-Bashir of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes in Darfur.

The court issued an arrest warrant for al-Bashir on 4 March 2009 on counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, but ruled that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute him for genocide.

However, on 12 July 2010, the Court issued a second warrant containing three separate counts.

Al-Bashir is the first sitting head of state indicted by the ICC.

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