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Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir

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Omar al-Bashir
عمر البشير
Bashir in October 2015
7th President of Sudan
In office
16 October 1993 – 11 April 2019
Acting: 30 June 1989 – 16 October 1993
Vice President
Preceded byAhmed al-Mirghani
Succeeded byAbdel Fattah al-Burhan
Personal details
Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir

(1944-01-01) 1 January 1944 (age 80)
Hosh Bannaga, Sudan
Political partyNational Congress Party
Spouse(s)Fatima Khalid
Widad Babiker Omer
Alma materEgyptian Military Academy
Military service
Allegiance Sudan
Branch/serviceSudanese Army
Egyptian Army
Years of service1960–2013
Rank Sudan: Field Marshal
Battles/warsFirst Sudanese Civil War
Yom Kippur War
Second Sudanese Civil War

Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir (Arabic: عمر حسن أحمد البشير; born 1 January 1944) is the former President of Sudan. He came into power in 1989 and resigned in 2019 following massive anti-protests and a coup. In October 2004, Omar's government negotiated an end to the second Sudanese civil war, one of the longest-running and deadliest wars of the 20th century. However, there has been a violent conflict in Darfur that has resulted in a death toll between 200,000[1] and 400,000.[2][3][4] During his presidency, there have been several violent struggles between the rebel groups such as the Sudanese Liberation Army (SLA) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) in the form of warfare in the Darfur region. The civil war has resulted in over 2.5 million people being displaced, and the relations between Sudan and Chad are at a crisis.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Q&A: Sudan's Darfur conflict". BBC News. 23 February 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2010.
  2. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/su.html Archived 2019-02-05 at the Wayback Machine>
  3. "People's Daily Online – Darfur peace talks to resume in Abuja on Tuesday: AU".
  4. "Hundreds Killed in Attacks in Eastern Chad". The Washington Post. 11 April 2007. Retrieved 20 May 2010.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ahmad al-Mirghani
President of Sudan
Succeeded by
Abdel Fattah al-Burhan