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Sudan

Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir

Date of Birth: 1 January 1944
Place of Birth: Hoshe Bannaga


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Parties divided on sharing power

To many, Burhan's initiative is a reflection of the political success of the mass demonstrations on 30 June condemning both last year's putsch by Gen Burhan and the coup led by General Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir and the National Islamic Front in 1989 which ended a three-year interregnum of constitutional government under El Sadig el Mahdi...


Military running out of options

The 33rd anniversary of the coup that brought Omer Hassan el Beshir to power on 30 June 1989 was always going to be a test for both the opposition and the ruling military...

He was a strong critic of ex-President Omer el Beshir's laissez-faire attitude towards the enclave...


Burhan counters anti-corruption drive

The dismantling committee was set up in November 2019 with the task of recovering assets obtained through the corrupt political networks of President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir – the Islamist leader of Sudan from his 1989 coup until his overthrow in April 2019...

THE MEN BACKING GENERAL BURHAN ◆ Major General Abdel Mahmoud Hammad: Briefly military governor of River Nile State under President Omer el Beshir in 2019 he was appointed executive director of Zadna International Investment by General Abdel Fattah el Burhan...


Civilians stand firm as crisis talks falter

They regard the junta under Burhan's leadership as having reinstated the key elements of Islamist rule under President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir who was ousted in April 2019 after national demonstrations against his regime's brutality and corruption...

Awad Ahmed al Jaz who as energy minister was one of the pillars of Omer el Beshir's Ingaz (Salvation) regime was acquitted by a court in Khartoum of embezzlement relating to US$150 million allocated to the building of the Mashkur sugar factory in While Nile state...


Burhan lets the Islamists back in

ReleaseThe decision in early April to release a dozen Islamist figures including Ibrahim Ghandour ex-President Omer el Beshir's former foreign minister and NCP boss was an important step...

The Mauritanian had attempted in 2019 to broker an agreement between the military and the opposition to President Omer el Beshir after his overthrow...

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Unloved Hemeti under pressure

Although as the commander of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) Hemeti was a key ally of former President Omer Ahmed Hassan el Beshir during his final years in power he has never shared Beshir's Islamist leanings (AC Vol 60 No 8 In the belly of the security beast)...


The junta runs out of bread and road

The civilian-military administration in power since the 2019 overthrow of President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir had unlocked billions of dollars in loans and debt forgiveness ending its decades-long status as a pariah regime (AC Vol 62 No 15 Between money and the military)...

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Schisms in the junta are widening

The arrangement followed civil-military negotiations after the overthrow of President Omer Ahmed Hassan el Beshir in April 2019 to chart a path to wide-ranging reform and credible elections...


General warning for Burhan

Then demonstrators protected by sympathetic military officers massed outside military headquarters demanding that President Omer Ahmed Hassan el Beshir stand down...


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