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Sudan

Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir

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


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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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'Not even the Pope'

The peace deal was only signed after the talks moved to Khartoum where Sudan's then President Omer el Beshir and the then intelligence and security chief Salah Mohamed Abdallah 'Gosh' took personal charge...


Whose chair is it anyway?

As opposition grew to Omer el Beshir's regime in Khartoum over the past four years Sisi tried to negotiate an outcome that would benefit Cairo...


El Beshir mulls the endgame

As demonstrators across the country win growing support in their call for his exit President Omer el Beshir's choices are diminishing quickly and regional developments are moving against him (AC Vol 60 No 4 Pushing Beshir towards the exit)...

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Pushing Beshir towards the exit

After over two months of demonstrations across the country and over 50 civilians killed by security forces the resilience of the opposition is persuading some foreign governments to reassess their policy towards embattled President Omer Hassan el Beshir...


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