Last updated: 5 july, 2009 - 09:14 GMT

Botswana rejects AU ICC resolution

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The government of Botswana has stated categorically it will cooperate with the International criminal Court over its indictment for Sudan's President, Omar El Bashir in contrast with other AU members.

Africa's leaders had proudly announced yesterday they were rejecting the warrant for Bashir who's wanted by the ICC for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Human rights groups have claimed that the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddaffi had used his muscle as chairman of the AU summit to push through the resolution.

Victor Sylver spoke to Botswana's Foreign Minister Phandu Skelemani as he waited for a connecting flight back home.

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