Sudan Unsurprisingly Backing Kenya

January 28, 2011

Sudan is unsurprisingly backing Kenya’s bid to have the African Union resolve to support a possible Security Council deferral of the case against six Kenyans in the Hague.

That is unsurprising given Sudan is not a party to the Statute and its President has an outstanding indictment and arrest warrant at the Hague.

See the story here.

Here is a rundown of countries that have declared their position on whether they support Kenya or not:

Botswana NO
Ethiopia YES
Rwanda YES
Sudan YES
Tanzania not known
Zambia undecided
Zimbabwe YES
Libya YES
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Libya Latest Country to Support Kenya’s Deferral Bid

January 28, 2011

Libya has become Kenya’s latest supporter in its bid to request an ICC deferral from the Security Council.

Kenya Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka’s latest stop in his African shuttle diplomacy in Libya has therefore brought one additional African country in support of Kenya’s bid.

Like China though, Libya’s support of Kenya’s bid is not surprising. Libya has close ties to Kenya ruling elites who two years ago sold a five star Hotel built with public funds in Nairobi to a Libyan sovereign wealth fund at a bargain in a controversial secret deal.

Read the story on Libya’s support of Kenya.