DITSHWANELO press statement on African Union on Sudan

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DITSHWANELO – The Botswana Centre for Human Rights, acting in solidarity with the people of Sudan and African Civil Society, expresses support and commends the statement of the Chairperson of the African Union (AU), Moussa Faki that “military take-over is not the appropriate response to the challenges facing Sudan and the aspirations of its people”.

Botswana has repeatedly supported the International Criminal Court (ICC) and its call for the indictment of President al Bashir.

However, Botswana was often a lone voice due to the solidarity which other African states had with one another - even in cases of violations of human rights! In the latest case of Sudan, the people have held sustained protests aimed at the removal of President al Bashir.

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