The Sudanese President and wanted war crimes suspect Omar al-Bashir has had talks with the leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Libya is hosting an African Union summit and the conflict in Sudan is high on the agenda. It is Bashir’s third visit to Tripoli since the international warrant on crimes against humanity charges was issued against him.
Gadhafi opened the conference with a searing attack on Israel, which he accused of being behind all the wars in Africa. The gathering is coninciding with ceremonies marking the 40th anniversary of the coup that enabled the Libyan leader to seize power. It comes just days after the terminally-ill Lockerbie bomber received a hero’s welcome following his release on compassionate grounds by Scottish authorities.