Omar al-Bashir

Former Sudanese President

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Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir is a Sudanese politician who served as the seventh President of Sudan from 1989 to 2019 and founder of the National Congress Party. He came to power in 1989 when, as a brigadier in the Sudanese Army, he led a group of officers in a military coup that ousted the democratically elected government of prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi after it began negotiations with rebels in the south. Since then, he has been elected three times as President in elections that have been under scrutiny for electoral fraud. In March 2009, al-Bashir became the first sitting president to be indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), for allegedly directing a campaign of mass killing, rape, and pillage against civilians in Darfur.

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Omar al-Bashir’s regime tried to smear protesters with fake confession videos. It didn’t work.
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Sudan’s opposition and ruling Transitional Military Council agreed late Wednesday to form a committee to resolve their disagreements, as tensions rise over how..
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Sudan's opposition and ruling Transitional Military Council agreed late on Wednesday to form a committee to resolve their disagreements, as tensions rise over..
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Sudan's opposition late on Wednesday accepted an invitation to talks with the ruling Transitional Military Council amid rising tension over how long it will take..
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Reuters reported on Wednesday Sudan’s Transitional Military Council has invited the opposition to a meeting in the capital of Khartoum after the two sides have..
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Sudan's Transitional Military Council has invited the opposition to a meeting in Khartoum on Wednesday night, with the two sides at loggerheads over how long it..
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By Michael Georgy and Khalid Abdelaziz KHARTOUM, April 24 (Reuters) - They come from all walks of life, of all ages and many political persuasions. But the..
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Africa has a long history of strongmen who have spent decades in power. But since the 2011 Arab Spring, no less than 10 of them have been toppled, with two –..
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Piled onto the roof of a train or packed inside, hundreds of protesters from the birthplace of the uprising that toppled Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir..
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Sudanese protesters have continued to demand a civilian government since the military ousted president Omar al-Bashir ealier this month African leaders at an..
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A Sudanese woman who has come to symbolize for many the protests that have forced out former president Omar al-Bashir said her country's revolution was far from..
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KHARTOUM, April 23 (Reuters) - Protesters from the birthplace of an uprising that toppled Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir were converging on the capital..
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KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese activists are calling for nationwide protests to press the military to hand over power to a civilian authority after the..
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When Omar Hassan al-Bashir wanted protection from rivals during his long rule as president of Sudan, he turned to Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, a commander of widely..
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Demonstrators in Sudan remain camped out in the capital Khartoum, nearly two weeks after the country’s army removed President Omar al-Bashir from power on..
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KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, driven from power and now languishing in a prison where his opponents were once jailed and tortured,..
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Alaa Salah is a Sudanese woman who gained internet fame after images of her leading protest chants against President Omar al-Bashir went viral. FRANCE 24 spoke..
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Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) and opposition forces appeared on a collision course on Monday amid deepening differences over demands for..
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Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) warned on Monday against protesters blocking roads and limiting the movement of citizens as protests continued..
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KHARTOUM - Sudanese protest leaders Sunday suspended talks with military rulers, after the army failed to meet their demand for an immediate transfer to civilian..
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Organizers of Sudan's protests said Sunday they have suspended talks with the ruling military council because it has failed to meet their demands for an..
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Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates said on Sunday they had agreed to send Sudan $3 billion worth of aid, throwing a lifeline to the country's new military..
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Sudanese authorities have arrested several members of the former ruling party of ousted President Omar al-Bashir, an official of Bashir's National Congress Party..
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Money in several currencies was found during a search of Omar al-Bashir's residence, reports say.
5 days ago • BBC News
Prosecutors have begun investigating ousted Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir on charges of money laundering and position of large sums in foreign currency..
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Sudan's public prosecutor has begun investigating ousted President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering and possession of large sums of foreign currency..
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Sudan's public prosecutor has begun investigating ousted President Omar al-Bashir on charges of money laundering and the possession of large sums of money..
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Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators massed around a sit-in outside the Sudanese Ministry of Defence on Friday in the latest round of protests to push for..
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The transitional authority would replace the military junta which toppled President Bashir last week.
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Protesters whose weeks of demonstrations played an important part in forcing Sudan's autocratic President Omar al-Bashir from power are battling scorching heat..
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Thousands of protesters demanding an end to military rule flocked to the sit-in outside Sudan's Defence Ministry on Friday, in the biggest turnout in the center..
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KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudanese protest organizers say they will announce an interim ruling council they want to see take over from the military that ousted..
6 days ago • WorldNews
The United States State Department called on the Sudanese military to move aside in order to have a civilian-led transition after longtime President Omar..
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KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s new military rulers arrested ousted President Omar al-Bashir’s two brothers for corruption, part of a broad sweep against..
1 week ago • WorldNews
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has offered to help mediate a political transition in Sudan after the fall of autocratic president Omar al-Bashir to weeks of..
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The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North, a rebel group in the states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan, said on Wednesday it was ceasing all hostilities until..
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The deposed Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir was moved from his residence to Kobar prison in the capital Khartoum, two family sources said on Wednesday, and a..
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Uganda will consider offering asylum to ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir despite his indictment by the International Criminal Court (ICC), a foreign affairs..
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Sudan's deposed president Omar Al Bashir has been transferred to a maximum security prison just a week after being forced from office by the military following..
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Sudan's deposed president Omar al-Bashir was moved to Kobar prison in the capital Khartoum late on Tuesday, two family sources said.
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Eyewitnesses say former President Omar al-Bashir has been taken to Kobar maximum security prison.
1 week ago • BBC News
Sudan’s deposed president Omar al-Bashir was moved to Kobar prison in the capital Khartoum late on Tuesday, two family sources said.
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Sudan's deposed president Omar al-Bashir was moved to Kobar prison in the capital Khartoum late on Tuesday, two family sources said.
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Sudan’s ruling Transitional Military Council said it fired the three highest-ranking public prosecutors on Tuesday after the protesters called for overhauling..
1 week ago • WorldNews
Reuters reports if there are significant changes in the Sudanese government and a smooth political transition, the United States will considering removing the..
1 week ago • WorldNews
Sudan's Omar al-Bashir has been ousted after three decades in power following months of mass protests. The military has announced a transitional period of up to..
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Moscow recognizes the new authorities in Sudan after President Omar al-Bashir was ousted, Russia's RIA news agency cited Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov..
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