- Sudanese authorities have decided to hand over former president, Omar Al-Bashir - who is accused of committing war crimes - to the International Criminal Court (ICC)
- Al-Bashir is alleged to have committed war crimes in the conflict that occurred in Sudan’s Darfur region in 2003
- Even before his removal from office, the ICC had been seeking to try him for alleged genocide and crimes against humanity
Sudan is to hand over ousted former president, Omar Al-Bashir, to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged war crimes.
BBC reports that Al-Bashir was accused of committing war crimes in the country's Darfur region in 2003.
Al-Bashir was ousted as president in April 2019. Even before his removal from office, the ICC had been seeking to try him for alleged genocide and crimes against humanity
The UN says that around 300 000 people were killed and 2.5 million were displaced in the war.
The former president was also charged by Sudan prosecutors over the alleged killing of protesters during the demonstrations that led to his ousting.
Following the killings that took place in Borno state of Nigeria in the northeast on Sunday, the former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has appealed to all Nigerians - irrespective of their religious, ethnic or political background - to intensify the war against Boko Haram insurgents.
He described the insurgent attacks as worrisome and a situation that needed to be stopped as soon as possible.
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