Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir declined an invitation from Saudi Arabia to attend an Islamic summit where US President Donald Trump will be guest of honour.
According to Africa correspondent at EWN, Jean Jacques Cornish, the Americans said that they had no idea Al-Balshir was invited to the summit.
Al-Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Sudan's Darfur region.
He has cited "private business" as his reason not to attend the summit, says Cornish.
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