Human rights groups are blasting Nigeria for hosting Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir at an African Union health summit, and have demanded his arrest on genocide charges from the International Criminal Court.

However, a spokesman for Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan says “Nigeria is not in a position to determine who attends an AU event and who does not attend an AU event … Nigeria is just providing the platform for the meeting”. (BBC)

It was noted that Bashir left the summit earlier than expected.