Al-Bashir, Zuma hug, happily shake hands at AU meeting

2016-02-01 14:08

International Criminal Court fugitive Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s controversial visit to South Africa last year has added fuel to the push by some African Union member states to withdraw from the ICC en masse.

Nearly 34 000 flee clashes in Sudan's Darfur

2016-01-27 22:06

Some 34 000 people in Sudan's western Darfur region have fled fierce clashes between government forces and rebels around the mountainous Jebel Marra area.

Peacekeepers worried over new fighting in Darfur

2016-01-18 05:53

The UN-AU peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur says it is "deeply concerned" about an surge in fighting between government forces and rebels in the conflict-hit western region.

Sudan peace talks break without deal, AU says

2015-11-24 13:50

Peace talks between Sudan’s government and rebels have adjourned without a deal after a week of negotiations in Ethiopia, AU mediators says.

Africa blasts ICC as world crimes court members meet

2015-11-19 07:44

The AU has blasted the world’s only permanent war crimes court for its unrelenting focus on the continent, as it called for a case against Kenya’s deputy president to be dropped.

Texas teen arrested for homemade clock to move to Qatar

2015-10-21 11:17

A 14-year-old Muslim boy who was arrested after a homemade clock he brought to school was mistaken for a possible bomb will be moving with his family to the Middle East so he can attend school there.

ICC withdrawal sends wrong message to the continent

2015-10-12 18:01

If Sudanese president Omar Bashir visited South Africa while the country was withdrawing from the ICC, the government would still be obligated to arrest him, a lawyer has said.

ANC wants SA to withdraw from ICC

2015-10-11 13:44

The ANC wants South Africa to begin the process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court because it believes the ICC has lost its direction.

Probe Darfur ambush, Ban tells Sudan authorities

2015-09-28 13:39

The UN chief Ban Ki-moon has condemned the attack in which one South African peacekeeper was killed in Darfur, and called on the Sudanese authorities to investigate and bring the perpetrators to justice as soon as possible.

The facts are clear - judges in Bashir ruling

2015-09-16 12:18

A full bench of the High Court in Pretoria has dismissed government's application for leave to appeal against its ruling that SA was under an obligation to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.


Sudan's president al-Bashir opens border with South

2016-01-28 08:58

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has ordered the opening of his country's border with South Sudan for the first time since the south seceded in 2011 to become an independent nation.

Was Nene fired for saying no to Bashir?

2016-01-22 08:46

Axed finance minister Nhlanhla Nene prevented SAA's plans to open an unprofitable route to Sudan to show support for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, it has been reported.

Sudan security arrests 3 opposition figures - alliance

2015-11-26 09:09

Sudanese security agents have arrested three opposition figures, despite efforts to persuade them to join national dialogue talks that stated last month, the alliance they are all part of.

SA questions impartiality of International Criminal Court

2015-11-19 14:09

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has questioned why the International Criminal Court doesn't pursue leaders of conflicts in Palestine and Afghanistan with same vigour as it does Sudan's Omar al-Bashir.

Thousands displaced in Sudan's Darfur

2015-11-16 22:02

As many as 166 000 people have been displaced by conflict and tribal violence in Sudan's strife-hit Darfur region since January.

Govt printer may charge for Gazette to prevent quick recycling

2015-10-13 20:00

The Government Printing Works is considering placing a nominal fee on printed government gazettes to stop them from going straight to recycling.

Political parties slam ANC over ICC decision

2015-10-12 17:30

The ANC's resolution that South Africa withdraw from the International Criminal Court has been criticised by some political parties.

ICC infringed on SA's rights over Bashir - govt

2015-10-05 16:55

The International Criminal Court infringed on South Africa’s rights in its handling of the visit of Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir to this country, the government says.

No criminal charges yet in Al-Bashir case - NPA

2015-09-16 18:57

The NPA will not yet start criminal proceedings against government officials who may have helped Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir leave South Africa, in violation of a court order.

5 quotes from Zuma foreign policy press conference

2015-09-16 07:08

President Jacob Zuma addressed a wide range of foreign policy topics before media, diplomats, ambassadors and high commissioners in Pretoria. Here are five pertinent statements.

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