Malawian President's decision castigated PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 09 June 2012 10:17

jonathan-moyo_.jpgPolitical scientist, Professor Jonathan Moyo has described the decision by Malawi President, Joyce Banda not to invite Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir to the forthcoming Africa Union, (AU) Summit as very unfortunate.

Professor Moyo said by doing so Malawi is departing from the continental position of solidarity with President Al-Bashir who was issued with a warrant of arrest by the International Criminal Court, (ICC) for alleged human rights abuses.

He said the Malawian president is bowing down to pressure from donors whom she is reconciling with at the expense of the interests of the continent.

Professor Moyo said Africa as a continent is not in agreement with the ICC as it is being used by the west especially the United States against African leaders yet the US does not want its citizens to be subjected to the international body.

He said the AU’s move to shift the venue of the meeting to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is commendable.

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