Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrived in Cairo on Wednesday to discuss the March 4 ICC arrest warrant issued on Bashir for war crimes committed in Sudan with Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. Egypt is not party to the ICC.
A Sudanese aid worker for the Canadian charity the Fellowship for African Relief was shot dead by gunmen demanding a satellite phone. Earlier this month, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir gave NGOs a year to clear out.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir - the subject of an international arrest warrant for war crimes from the ICC - arrived in Eritrea on Monday to meet with the country's president Issaias Afeworki, who is supporting Bashir.
US President Barack Obama named retired air force general Scott Gration as his special envoy to Sudan, saying that "Sudan is a priority for this administration" and citing the nation's recent decision to dispel aid groups.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has called for Darfur rebels to lay down their arms. Bashir made the call in front of thousands of jubilant militiamen two weeks after the International Criminal Court issued a warrant for his arrest.
"I ordered humanitarian affairs officials that in one year we don't want any foreign aid organisation working on the ground with our citizens and that Sudanese organisations will fulfil this role in Darfur," President Omar al-Bashir said on Monday.
Three foreign aid workers - an Italian doctor, a Canadian nurse and a French administrator - freed by kidnappers in Darfur have arrived in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum and appear to be in good health.
The International Criminal Court on Saturday urged Qatar to uphold its arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, when he visits Doha on March 30. Qatar is not a signatory to the court's founding Rome Statute.
Hours after Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Italy said its kidnapped staffers in Darfur were released, Sudanese officials denied the reports. The abducted aid workers include a Canadian nurse (photo), an Italian doctor and a French coordinator.