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Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir

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


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Realpolitik, with plenty of guns

The elections due in 2022 are to be held under power-sharing arrangements agreed by the Transitional Military Council and the main opposition alliance the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC) after the ousting of President Omer el Beshir in April 2019 (AC Vol 60 No 10 A military-Islamist complex)...


Quicker march for the military

The civilians and military sharing power are at loggerheads over the pace of the dismantling of the intricate structures that the ousted President Omer el Beshir created to protect his rule...


The hit on Hamdok

The military has centralised control over the myriad security and intelligence organisations set up under the rule of ousted President Omer el Beshir...


Beyond a hundred days

Sudan factorLast year's overthrow of Sudanese dictator Omer el Beshir has simplified negotiations with Kiir's former adversaries (AC Vol 60 No 8 The revolution rumbles on)...


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...


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