Uganda Considers Offering Bashir Asylum.

Uganda Considers Offering Bashir Asylum.

Uganda’s state minister for foreign affairs Henry, Okello Oryem, said that the government would consider offering asylum to ousted president of Sudan Omar al-Bashir who is wanted by the International Criminal Court.

In a statement to the press, Oryem said that Bashir’s role in the South Sudan peace deal and the fact that he was co-guarantor in the peace agreement is the reason for the government's consideration of asylum.

Bashir who was ousted by the Sudanese military last week had been in power for 30 years. His ousting came after months of protests that started when the government planned to raise bread prices. The protests were about corruption and the shortage of commodities such as bread and fuel.

 The Transitional Military Council which is in control of the Sudanese government at the moment stated that Bashir is in custody but did not disclose his current whereabouts. The council has not extradited Bashir who is wanted by the ICC for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in relation to the violent conflict that took place in Darfur.

 

By: Emmanuel Kariuki  

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