Dec 3, 2014, 10:16 AM
No sooner had the International Criminal Court (ICC) indicted
But that is just one objection. The other objection is that the ICC is on a witch hunt of African leaders. A more ridiculous objection we have never heard.
Charles Taylor, the former president of
His arrest and trial was justified as he was given the chance to establish his innocence. For the many people whose lives
The Sudanese conflict is on record as the longest armed conflict on the continent. And the humanitarian challenge it has posed ever since its outbreak is unimaginable.
Millions have lost their lives and many more have been displaced, condemned permanently to a life of tragedy and misery. And al-Bashir is seen as a key perpetrator of this tragedy.
What has happened to
If they had practiced good governance, with respect for human rights, transparency and accountability, then they would not have been going through this ordeal.
This then should serve as a lesson to other incumbent leaders that they cannot misgovern their people, plunge them into civil wars and degradation, and hope to get away with it.
While we do not want to be seen as passing judgment, it is our contention that what has happened to
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has rewarded an African leader who served his people well.
If we have to go by the dictum that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, then al-Bashir is only about to reap what he has sown.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Martin Luther King