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Vol 56 No 13

Published 26th June 2015


South Africa

Fugitive flees as courts sidelined

The main casualty of the Sudanese President's trip to the African Union summit was the rule of law

President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir has again escaped the clutches of the International Criminal Court (ICC) but his disruptive appearance at the African Union summit and his hurried flight from Tshwane (Pretoria) will reverberate in Sudan, in South Africa and beyond. His own new government gave out contradictory messages and appeared shocked by the reality that South Africa's judges don't take orders from their government.

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