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Sudan’s President Bashir leaves for Doha forum

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, Saturday left Khartoum for the Qatari’s capital to participate in the 17th Doha Forum which starts on Sunday.The forum will spotlight issues concerning the plight of refugees, challenges facing economic development and investment in developing countries, oil and gas, and the current state of international politics.

President Bashir is accompanied by his Foreign Minister, Ibrahim Ghandour, the governor of North Kordofan State, Ahmed Haroun, and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Da’awa Islamic Organization, Field Marshal Abdul-Rahman Suwaral-Dahab.

Al-Bashir’s trip to Doha comes as he remains wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), for crimes against humanity and genocide in the Sudanese region of Darfur.

He has reportedly traveled abroad 72 times since the ICC issued an arrest warrant against him in 2009.

According to UN estimates some 300,000 have been killed in Darfur, and over two million displaced since the conflict began in 2006.

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