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Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir

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


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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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Darfur votes under fire

President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir warned last week that the referendum was not about 'self-determination' and that there would be 'no more talks' with Darfur groups afterwards...

Sudanese critics put this down to President Jacob Zuma's cosy relationship with Omer el Beshir (see Box, Mbeki riles the opposition and AC Vol 56 No 13, Fugitive flees as courts sidelined)...

This latest row over the government-opposition talks evidently helps President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir's regime...


The power struggle after Hassan el Turabi

However, the immediate beneficiary of El Turabi's demise is President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir whose status as national leader faces no direct challenge from within the regime and among its acolytes...

For most Sudanese, he was the architect of the repressive regime of the National Congress Party (NCP), headed by President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir...

Ali el Haj wants a political rapprochement with Omer el Beshir, who doesn't like him...

99: President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir decrees state of emergency and ousts El Turabi from National Congress Party (NCP), who soon founds Popular Congress Party...


The long arm of Al Qaida

President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir's National Congress Party regime is reported to have received over US$1 billion from Saudi for sending ground troops to Yemen...


Peace deal stalls again

' On 27 January, Sudanese President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir ordered the border reopened: its closure had cost Sudan US$7 billion, the government had said earlier...


The survival imperative

When President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir visited the United Arab Emirates last month, his hosts warned him about interference in Libya, we hear...


Turabi sans papiers

Despite much posturing, he remains close to President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir...


ANC looks in the mirror

Missed obligationThis follows the ANC government's messy handling of Sudan's President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir's visit to the AU Summit in South Africa in June...


Dialogue of empty chairs

Chaired by a grim President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir, the gathering was boycotted not only by the Sudanese opposition but also by the chief African Union mediator, South African ex-President Thabo Mbeki, and other AU grandees...

Not sealed with a kiss The photograph of President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir kissing a surprised young woman with a bouquet of roses at Algiers airport on 11 October provoked much mockery on Sudanese social media...

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