So the International criminal court issued a warrant against President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. It didn't proceed on the charge of genocide. The indictment was issued despite concern that it would jeopardise the peacemaking process there, and the now justified concern that it would hinder the work of aid agencies in Darfur. The Times said it this way on Wednesday: ICC issues war crimes arrest warrant for President al-Bashir of Sudan
The International Criminal Courtspress release on the indictment is here: ICC issues a warrant of arrest for Omar Al Bashir, President of Sudan
Justifying the expulsion of 13 aid agencies (Oxfam, MSF, etc) the Sudanese ambassador to the UN claimed Ousted aid groups were 'spoiling' country.
That office said 85 nongovernment organizations are working in Darfur, but the agencies whose work has been suspended -- including Doctors Without Borders, Oxfam and Mercy Corps -- account for more than half the aid delivered. The United Nations also estimates that at least 1.1 million people will be left without food, 1.5 million without health care, and 1 million without drinkable water as a result of the Sudanese government's decision. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said Thursday that Sudan's decision will cause "irrevocable damage" to the aid operations in Darfur. At least 4.7 million people in Darfur rely on aid, he said.