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Arrest Warrant for Sudanese President Bashi: Good or Bad for Sudan?

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Last week the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. The reaction has been split over the warrant, with China calling on the Security Council to halt the warrant while human rights activists around the globe lobby the US to press for his capture. Joining us today to discuss the warrant and its effects on international affairs and on Sudan itself if Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, Head of Mission for the Government of Southern Sudan to the United States in Washington DC. Mr. Gatkuoth joined the Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) in 1984. He was trained by Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) in 1988 and remained as a soldier until 1991. In 1993, Mr. Gakuoth went to Nairobi, Kenya and continued with the political wing. He then resettled to the United States to continue his education, while maintaining his political activities, and advocating for a democratic change in Sudan. Gatkuoth received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland- College Park. From 2002-2005, Mr. Gatkuoth was Deputy Representative and Coordinator of the SPLM chapters in North America, and then became the SPLM Representative to North America. He has been the GOSS head of Mission since 2006.

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