Monday December 11, 2017

President Bashir in Gambella for Annual Ethiopian Nationalities Celebration


GAMBELLA – Sudanese strongman, Field Marshall Omar Hassan Al -Bashir arrived in Gambella, Ethiopia this morning to attend an annual Ethiopian event used to celebrate the beauty and togetherness of Ethiopian nationalities.

President Bashir is accompanied by high level Sudanese military officials and foreign affair officers.

The annual Ethiopian event is celebrated in Gambella this time as it has been done in other Ethiopian regions in rotational basis before. The event attracted thousands of people and hundreds of foreign dignitaries converging in the over 45,000 capacity Gambella Stadium.


Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Sudan’s Darfur. Ethiopia is not a signatory to the Roman court and has capacity to apprehend him.

Gambella Governor, H.E. Ato Gatluak Tut is commended by foreign dignitaries on arrival for hosting the event and making the visitors welcome.


Tekle Mariam

A Senior news correspondent for The Upper Nile Times based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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