South African Eusebius McKaiser applauds Malawian president Joyce Banda for warning Omar al-Bashir that he'll be arrested if he enters Malawi. McKaiser contrasts her stance with that of other African Union leaders who have been protecting Bashir.
This unwillingness to arrest al-Bashir is mindboggling, especially when it comes from the 33 African countries that are signatories of the I.C.C. Chad, Djibouti and Kenya, for example, have all failed to arrest Bashir when he was in their territory. My own country, South Africa, remains callously ambivalent on the issue, asserting a willingness to respect the I.C.C.'s arrest warrant but secretly hoping that the African Union might yet manage to get the warrant revoked.
He discerns a 'lack of commitment to human rights'.