Sudan expels 10 aid agencies
Aid agencies including Oxfam GB and Save the Children UK have been expelled by Sudan following war crimes charges against President Omar al-Bashir. It follows a decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to issue an arrest warrant for al-Bashir on crimes charges in Darfur.
In his first public address since Wednesday's indictment, al-Bashir declared that ten foreign aid agencies have been thrown out of the country. According to Reuters, he told a meeting of cabinet members and politicians that Sudan "will act as a responsible government", but added it will act decisively against anyone threatening stability.
Al-Bashir added: "We have expelled ten foreign organisations ... after monitoring activities that act in contradiction to all regulation and laws."
Meanwhile, China on Thursday urged the UN Security Council to heed calls from African and Arab countries and suspend the case against al-Bashir.