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Russia’s Putin invites Bashir amidst ICC sanctions

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir waves to the crowd during his visit to the Northern Kordofan town

Sudan’s foreign ministry says President Omar al Bashir will visit Russia next month, at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin. Mr Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, rarely travels outside of Africa and the Middle East.

Russia has often voted in support of Sudan at the United Nations Security Council.

Sudan’s international relations have improved dramatically recently. Next week the United States will decide whether to lift economic sanctions

 

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