Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir facts for kids
|7th President of Sudan|
30 June 1989
|Vice President||Zubair Mohamed Salih
Ali Osman Taha
Salva Kiir Mayardit
Ali Osman Taha
Bakri Hassan Saleh
|Preceded by||Ahmed al-Mirghani|
|Born||Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir
1 January 1944
Hosh Bannaga, Sudan
|Political party||National Congress|
Widad Babiker Omer
|Alma mater||Egyptian Military Academy|
|Years of service||1960–2013|
|Rank||Sudan: Field Marshal|
|Battles/wars||First Sudanese Civil War
Yom Kippur War
Second Sudanese Civil War
Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir (Arabic: عمر حسن أحمد البشير; born 1 January 1944) is the current President of Sudan. He came into power in 1989. In October 2004, Omar's government negotiated an end to the second Sudanese civil war, one of the longest-running and deadliest wars of the 20th century. However, there has been a violent conflict in Darfur that has resulted in a death toll between 200,000 and 400,000. During his presidency, there have been several violent struggles between the rebel groups such as the Sudanese Liberation Army (SLA) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) in the form of warfare in the Darfur region. The civil war has resulted in over 2.5 million people being displaced, and the relations between Sudan and Chad are at a crisis.
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Bashir arrives in the Southern capital Juba, 2011
Series of droughts in Darfur led to disputes over land between non-Arab sedentary farmers and Arab Janjaweed nomads.
JEM rebels in Darfur
Al-Bashir in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 31 January 2009
Saudi-led air strike on Sana'a, 12 June 2015. Saudi-led Sunni Arab coalition is operating without a UN mandate.
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