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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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More presidential powers

The NCP has responded by putting more power in the hands of President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir through constitutional amendments announced on 4 January...


Long tunnel, glimmer of light

Threats of prosecution by the International Criminal Court against those responsible for crimes against humanity have lost force after the dropping of the Uhuru Kenyatta case and the suspension of preparations for the trial of Sudan’s President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity...


The opposition shows a new political will

On the next day, President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir promised to purge the 'hirelings and mercenaries' and said no one would come to power except through elections...


Security leaks and party splits

President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir's trip to Saudi Arabia for the Haj pilgrimage and 'frank discussions' with Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Defence Minister Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud in September backfired...

It did not respond to the International Criminal Court's pleas to arrest Omer el Beshir during his visit but, on 4 November, it took the unusual step of contradicting, albeit indirectly, NCP claims that it had given massive funding to Khartoum...

In the 1990s, he was one of the 'gatekeepers' who at that time kept President Omer el Beshir in line...


Khartoum in fact and fiction

Some of the reported discussions have been borne out by subsequent events, the source pointed out: the security chiefs discussed how to improve relations with Saudi Arabia and a month later, President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir turns up in Jeddah for a rare meeting with Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saoud (where Saudi used strong words like 'frank discussions')...


A moral victory

'Sudan was an eager host', says the evidence in this year's hearings and it asserts that President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir had sent a personal invitation to Bin Laden...


Proxy battles, real war

Usually Khartoum boasts of its support for Hamas; President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir again met political leader Khalid Meshaal in Qatar this month...


Unhappy birthday

Some papers have published documents itemising land-holdings, including those of President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir's elder wife, Widad Babiker Omer...

Deniable JihadistsEl Intibaha newspaper, then owned and edited by Omer el Beshir's uncle El Tayeb Mustafa, also an Islamist, wrote in 2012 that the group managed 'to smuggle weapons and explosives and modern communications devices under the guise of humanitarian aid convoys...

When Omer el Beshir and Hassan el Turabi seized power in 1989, few believed Islamists could stay in power...


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