============================================= NOTE: I wrote the first version of the article below on Sunday June 14 following the South Gauteng High Court’s interim order to the Department of Home Affairs preventing Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, from leaving South Africa pending consideration by the courts of an application for his arrest brought by a nongovernmental organisation. I … More Coloniality, Cold War Politics and the agitation for the arrest of President Omar al-Bashir.
There are many reasons why South Africa would be ill-advised to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. These include, but are not limited to: placing our bilateral relations with Sudan, some of her neighbours and the wider Muslim world in harm’s way. South Africa currently has thousands of police and military personnel serving under the United Nations–African … More Coloniality and the agitation for the arrest of President Omar al-Bashir.