Sudan's President Defiantly Visits Ethiopia
Sudanese President, Omar Hassan al-Bashir arrived in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa Tuesday on a two day official visit.
It was Bashir's sixth foreign state he’s visited since the court issued an arrest warrant against him on March 4. He’s accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. He was welcomed at the airport by Ethiopia's Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi and senior government officials.
Bashir risks arrest if he leaves Sudan. So far he has only visited countries that are not members of the International Criminal Court.
ICC has no enforcement apparatus of its own and depends on member states to arrest any suspects.
International experts say at least 200,000 people have been killed and more than 2.7 million driven from their homes in almost six years of ethnic and political fighting in Darfur.
The two leaders are later expected to hold a bilateral meeting and discus security for both countries.