Omer Hassan Ahmed  el Beshir
Sudan

Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir

President (since 1989)

Date of Birth: 01/01/1944
Place of Birth: Hoshe Bannaga

Married to Fatima Khalid and, second wife, Widad Babiker Omer. No children

Education: Graduated as an officer from the Sudan Military College, Khartoum, 1966.

Career: Joined the Sudanese Armed Forces, 1960; Military attaché, UAE, 1975-79; Garrison Commander, Khartoum, 1979-81; Commander of the armoured parachute brigade, Khartoum, 1981-87; Commander of the 8th Brigade, 1988; Minister of Defence, 1989-93; President of Sudan, 1993 to date.

Commentary: In 1989 led a military coup, overthrowing Prime Minister Sadiq al-Madhi in June 1989. He went on to pass the Criminal Act, introducing Sharia in all provinces except the South in 1991. He was indicted by the ICC on five counts of crimes against humanity and two counts of war crimes in March 2009.




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EGYPT | SUDAN

Saudi Arabia targets Khartoum

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EUROPEAN UNION | AFRICA

Some partners are more equal than others

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SOUTH SUDAN

The battle for Malakal

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SOUTH SUDAN

A deal under duress

Riek's partner in the 1991 split from John Garang, the Shilluk warlord Lam Akol Ajawin, signed multiple agreements with Field Marshal Omer el Beshir's regime and went on to serve in the post­-2005 Government of National Unity (GNU) in Khartoum, later standing against Salva in the 2010 election...

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SOUTH SUDAN

A deal under duress

Riek's partner in the 1991 split from John Garang, the Shilluk warlord Lam Akol Ajawin, signed multiple agreements with Field Marshal Omer el Beshir's regime and went on to serve in the post­-2005 Government of National Unity (GNU) in Khartoum, later standing against Salva in the 2010 election...

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SUDAN

Staking it all on survival

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SOUTH SUDAN

The state cracks

Professor Abdalla is an Islamic scholar and veteran Islamist who was part of Omer el Beshir’s regime till the 1999 split and later presidential candidate for Hassan Abdullah el Turabi’s Popular Congress Party...

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EGYPT | ETHIOPIA | SUDAN

Shoring up regional support

Hailemariam’s love-in with Omer el Beshir has helped to isolate Egypt, encouraging it to accommodate Ethiopian plans for the dam...

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SUDAN

Saving Field Marshal Omer

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KENYA

Kenyatta mulls nuclear option

Those Security Council members who have tried to constrain Field Marshal Omer el Beshir would find a deferral for the Sudanese leader unacceptable and have said so previously...

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