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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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Hamdok's appeal

It was also a message to rich Western countries offering rhetorical support to the pro-democracy movement that pushed out Omer el Beshir that without cash the new government in Khartoum will struggle to reform the economy...


From revolution to realpolitik

It has taken four months since the overthrow of Omer el Beshir tortuous negotiations mass sit-ins and enduring murderous attacks by the security forces to get here...


The Crown Prince’s power play

Riyadh and Abu Dhabi have worked with both men as with ex-President Omer el Beshir in 2016 and the Sudanese troops in Yemen are now thought to number about 14 000...


The Egypt model isn't working

Backed by money and guns from allies in the Gulf and Cairo the ruling generals in Khartoum had hoped by now to have consolidated a new regime complete with co-opted civilians four months after the overthrow of President Omer el Beshir...

After the overthrow of President Omer el Beshir on 11 April opposition armed groups and the junta declared a ceasefire while talks on a new dispensation continued...


Military roadblocks

After General Omer Hassan el Beshir seized power in July 1989 in a putsch covertly backed by the NIF he re-organised the security system and gradually replaced most of the secular senior officers with committed Islamists first in the intelligence and surveillance system creating tensions and rivalries as he did so...

In the late 1990s and early 2000s Burhan served as a military intelligence officer in Darfur then became a military commander where he had a reputation for ruthlessness as the Khartoum regime's tactics attracted media attention and an arrest warrant for President Omer el Beshir from the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity...


Freedom under fire

Others say the schisms run far deeper and that the factionalised armed forces are one of deposed leader Omer el Beshir's most poisonous legacies...

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Cutting a deal on a knife-edge

With 60 people treated for gunshot wounds in clinics around the capital it was the worst outbreak of violence since the ousting of President Omer el Beshir on 10 April...

Burhan is taciturn and stolid but thought to have kept his distance from the Islamist factions that had penetrated the army under the rule of President Omer el Beshir...

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A military-Islamist complex

Just as the spiralling price of bread was the trigger for the four months of nationwide protests that led to the toppling of President Omer Hassan el Beshir on 10 April the political economy will be at the centre of the new transitional government's reform efforts over the next three years...


A battle against the clock

None of ex-President Omer el Beshir's network of covert armed units have been demobilised and few seem to be under central military control despite the sidelining of their political and military chiefs...


The revolution rumbles on

They used the power of community cultural and trading networks to build a powerful resistance movement hugely boosted by the commitment of young Sudanese most of whose lives had been dominated by the absolute rule of President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir and the ruling National Congress Party...

In the belly of the security beast Intrinsic to the Islamist regime of President Omer el Beshir the security structures were the best-resourced arm of the state having the deepest roots as well as an extensive surveillance network throughout the country and the region...

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