Ghana in the hot seat

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SU­DANESE PRES­I­DENT Omar al-Bashir was pub­licly con­demned at the African Union sum­mit for his gov­ern­ment’s at­tacks on civil­ians in Dar­fur and was de­nied the chair of the or­gan­i­sa­tion a sec­ond time. Ghana was unan­i­mously voted in as chair of the AU even though it was de­cided last year to give Su­dan the chair in 2007. THE STAR praised the move, “… the AU could not put the fox in charge of the hen­house. That would have sent an out­ra­geous mes­sage to the world...” Busi­ness Day com­mended African lead­ers, say­ing: “Al-Bashir’s ‘con­sen­sual’ dump­ing this time around in­di­cates clearly that more African lead­ers have awo­ken to the re­al­ity of the atroc­i­ties af­flict­ing mil­lions in Dar­fur...”


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