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Sudan President Omar Bashir in Uganda for Museveni Swearing-in

Bashir is under two International Criminal Court ICC arrest warrants for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes allegedly committed in Darfur. Even though he has visited several African countries since 2008, when the warrants were issued, he was not arrested.
Sudan President, Omar Al-Bashir has arrived in the country to attend the swearing-in ceremony of President Yoweri Museveni.

Bashir arrived in a private and unmarked jet at Entebbe Airport at 9:30 am and was received by State Minister of Agriculture Major Bright Rwamirama and Deputy Chief of Defense Forces, Lieutenant General Charles Angina.

Bashir is under two International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrants for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes allegedly committed in Darfur. Even though he has visited several African countries since 2008, when the warrants were issued, he was not arrested. 

Uganda is a State Party to the Rome Statute and has an obligation to arrest the Sudanese president; however President Museveni, during the presidential debate at Serena Conference Center, accused the ICC of being partisan and targeting Africans.

According to agencies, Bashir will be in the country for a two-day visit and is expected to discuss bilateral ties and the situation in South Sudan with Museveni.

Meanwhile, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Haillemariam Desalegn arrived in Uganda this morning, while Kenya's President, Uhuru Kenyatta, who was in Rwanda to attend the World Economic Forum, is also expected in the country.

Bashir joins more than ten Presidents, including Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, South Sudan's Salva Kiir, Tanzania's John Pombe Magufuli, Equatorial Guinea's Teodoro Obiang, Cameroon Prime Minister Philemon Yang, Zambia's Edgar Chagwa Lungu, Mali's Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Chad's Idriss Deby and King of Lesotho, Letsi III, who are in the country to witness Museveni taking a sixth oath as President.

 

At Kololo Independence Grounds, where the swearing in ceremony will take place, several dignitaries have started arriving. They include Vice President, Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe, Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, her deputy Jacob Oulanyah, former Prime minister, Nsibambi and different foreign diplomats.

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