Crime and Politics [analysis] (allAfrica.com)

Omar al-Bashir uses the ICC indictment to boost his ratings at home and abroad. The International Criminal Court (ICC) charges against Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, have shaped Sudanese domestic politics and the country’s external relations for more than half a decade–sometimes in very unexpected ways. On March 4th 2009, Mr Bashir became the first sitting head…