Anti-government protests have been rocking Sudan for weeks. The country’s leader, Omar al-Bashir, has been in power for almost three decades; and he’s wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. He’s the first serving head of state to face charges of genocide. Yet he has traveled the world freely since the charges were issued almost a decade ago.
Western governments, however, seem to have been turning a blind eye to al-Bashir – all while obsessing over regime change elsewhere. This highlights once again the hypocrisy and self-interest which lie behind their foreign policy standards.