Omar al-Bashir


Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir waits ahead of a Presidential... News PhotoAddis Ababa,Counterpart,Diplomacy,Ethiopia,Horizontal,Horn of Africa,Omar al-Bashir,Politics,Summit,Vertical,WaitingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPSudanese President Omar al-Bashir (C) waits ahead of a Presidential summit with his South Sudanese counterpart, in Addis Ababa on January 5, 2013. The rival presidents of Sudan and South Sudan met for face-to-face talks on January 5 to push forward stalled security, oil and border deals, and to discuss the fate of the contested Abyei region. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and his Southern counterpart Salva Kiir met alongside African Union mediator Thabo Mbeki, while tensions remain high after the latest in a string of accusations that Khartoum had bombed South Sudan. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who is hosting the talks, also attended the first meeting between the former civil war foes for over three months, when they signed a raft of key deals that have yet to be implemented. AFP PHOTO/JENNY VAUGHAN (Photo credit should read JENNY VAUGHAN/AFP/Getty Images)