Sudan is demanding that July's African Union summit be moved after host nation Malawi said that President Omar Hassan al-Bashir was not welcome at the meeting.

According to Middle East Online,Sudan suggested that the summit should be relocated to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which is currently the site of peace talks between Sudan and South Sudan, as well as the headquarters of the A.U.

Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide and other charges stemming from the war in Darfur. As a signatory of the ICC, Malawi is required to arrest the Sudanese president. Malawi faced international criticism when it hosted Bashir last year, and the country's new president, Joyce Banda, said she is worried about the economic implications of Bashir's presence, since Malawi relies heavily on Western investors.