Bashir sworn in

2010-05-27 14:38

Khartoum - Sudan's president has been sworn in for another five-year term following an election that was marred by boycotts and fraud allegations.

Omar al-Bashir is the only head of state to be re-elected while facing an international arrest warrant for war crimes. He is sought by the International Criminal Court for allegedly masterminding atrocities in Darfur.

Thursday's swearing-in ceremony in Khartoum comes a day after the ICC reported Sudan to the UN Security Council for refusing to arrest two other Sudanese officials - a government minister and a militia leader. The two are also suspected of war crimes in the war in Darfur, which claimed 300 000 lives.

Sudan doesn't recognise the ICC and refuses to co-operate or hand over its citizens to the tribunal.