From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
Rep. Keith Ellison
(D-MN) is spending his August recess in Africa. He went to Kenya and spent today in Sudan. And how did we know about it? Leave it to Twitter.
Here are a sampling of his Tweets:
In prep for Sudan trip, met with US Envoy Scott Gration. He recommends removing Sudan from "state sponsor of terrorism" list. Thoughts?
Going to bed now. Tomorrow: Darfur. To talk with oppo leaders, relief workers, regular Darfurians.
Khartoum: Gov't officials said ICC indictment of Bashir is counter to Darfurian cause b/ weakens gov'ts ability to deliver services.
Khartoum: Walked out of 2d mtg & ran straight into Pres. Omar Bashir. He has been indicted by the Inter'l Crim. Ct. (ICC) for war crimes.
Khartoum: Had 3 mtgs, one w/ Sudan VP Ali Osman Taha. All argued sanctions & sponsor-of- terror list inappropriate. Talked Human Rights.
4 years ago #Sudan's gov't & SPLM (north & south) signed comprehensive peace agreement (CPA), ending Africa's longest civil war. 2M died.