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Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir

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

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Split threatens food supplies

This infighting strengthens President Omer el Beshir at a critical time as the United Nations prepares to downsize its UN African Union Mission in Darfur and the United States considers lifting Sudan sanctions next month...

The securocrats get stronger

Omer el Beshir has been quietly purging the army of the Sa'aihoun group, we hear (AC Vol 54 No 9, Rifts in the regime)...

Omer el Beshir's recent flying visit to Saudi Arabia seems to have been partly about money...

Democrats under fire

Africa votes in 2016 Country Date Type Uganda February General Yoweri Museveni repressed opposition and fixed vote CAR February-March Presidential & legislative Sporadic organisational problems Niger February-March Presidential & legislative Mahamadou Issoufou won presidential vote in 2nd round after fixes Cape Verde March Legislative Widely seen as credible Benin March Presidential Over 30 contenders and credible poll Congo-Brazzaville March Presidential Denis Sassou-Nguesso pushed constitutional changes, fixed election Tanzania (Zanzibar) March Regional Zanzibar election rerun widely condemned Senegal March Referendum Credible vote after hesitation on reforms Comoros February-April Presidential Constitutional court to decide on 2nd round vote Sudan April Referendum on Darfur Omer el Beshir repressed opposition, fixed vote, threatens new offensive Equatorial Guinea April Presidential Teodoro Obiang repressed opposition and fixed vote Chad April Presidential Idriss Déby Itno repressed opposition and fixed vote Djibouti April Presidential Ismaïl Omar Guelleh repressed opposition and fixed vote Gabon August Presidential Ali Ben Bongo in tight race, history of fixing Zambia August Presidential Edgar Lungu in tight race; his supporters threaten opposition Cape Verde August Presidential Shootings raise tension South Africa August Local elections Critical test of Jacob Zuma’s leadership...


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