Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir (born 1 Januar 1944) wis Preses o Sudan (1989-2019) an the heid o the Naitional Congress Pairty. He came tae pouer in 1989 when he, as a brigadier in the Sudanese airmy, led a group o officers in a bloodless military coup that oostit the govrenment o Prime Meenister Sadiq al-Mahdi.[1]

Omar al-Bashir
عمر البشير
7t Preses o Sudan
In office
30 Juin 1989 – 11 Apryle 2019
Vice PresesZubair Mohamed Salih
Ali Osman Taha
John Garang
Salva Kiir Mayardit
Ali Osman Taha
Bakri Hassan Saleh
Precedit biAhmed al-Mirghani
Succeedit biAhmed Awad Ibn Auf
Personal details
BornOmar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir
(1944-01-01) 1 Januar 1944 (age 80)
Hosh Bannaga, Sudan
Poleetical pairtyNaitional Congress
Spoose(s)Fatima Khalid
Widad Babiker Omer
Alma materEgyptian Militar Academy
ReligionSunni Islam
Militar service
Allegiance Sudan
Service/brainchSudanese Airmy
Egyptian Airmy
Years o service1960–2013
Rank Sudan: Field Marshal
Battles/warsFirst Sudanese Ceevil War
Yom Kippur War
Seicont Sudanese Ceevil War

In October 2004, al-Bashir's govrenment negotiatit an end tae the Seicont Sudanese Civil War, ane o the langest-runnin an deadliest wars o the 20t century, bi grantin leemitit autonomy tae Soothren Sudan dominatit bi the Sudan People's Liberation Airmy (SPLA). Syne then, housomeivver, thare haes been a violent conflict in Darfur that haes resultit in daith tolls atween 200,000[2] an 400,000.[3][4][5] Durin his presidency, thare hae been several violent struggles atween the Janjaweed militia an rebel groups sic as the Sudanese Liberation Airmy (SLA) an the Justice an Equality Movement (JEM) in the form o guerrilla warfare in the Darfur region. The civil war haes resultit in ower 2.5 million fowk bein displaced,[6] an the diplomatic relations atween Sudan an Chad bein at a crisis level.[7]

Al-Bashir is a controversial figure baith in Sudan an Warldwide. In Julie 2008, the prosecutor o the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno Ocampo, accuised al-Bashir o genocide, crimes against humanity an war crimes in Darfur.[8] The court issued an arrest warrant for al-Bashir on 4 Mairch 2009 on coonts o war crimes an crimes against humanity, but ruled that thare wis insufficient evidence tae prosecute him for genocide.[9][10] Houiver on 12 Julie 2010, efter a lengthy appeal bi the prosecution, the Court held that thare wis indeed sufficient evidence for chairges o genocide tae be brocht an issued a seicont warrant containin three separate coonts. The new warrant, as wi the first, will be delivered tae the Sudanese govrenment, which is unlikely tae execute it.[10] Al-Bashir is the first sittin heid o state ever indictit bi the ICC as well as the first tae be chairged wi genocide.[10] The court's decision is opposed bi the African Union, League o Arab States, Non-Aligned Movement, an the governments o Roushie an the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae.[11] Ane expert haes cawed on the court tae suspend the reest warrant.[12]

It haes been estimatit that Al-Bashir is responsible for the daiths o ower a million Sudanese.


  1. "FACTBOX – Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir". Reuters. 14 Julie 2008. Retrieved 16 Julie 2008.
  2. "Q&A: Sudan's Darfur conflict". BBC News. 23 Februar 2010. Retrieved 20 Mey 2010.
  3. Archived 2019-02-05 at the Wayback Machine>]
  4. People's Daily Online – Darfur peace talks to resume in Abuja on Tuesday: AU
  5. "Hundreds Killed in Attacks in Eastern Chad". The Washington Post. 11 Apryle 2007. Retrieved 20 Mey 2010.
  6. de Montesquiou, Alfred (16 October 2006). "AUF Ineffective, Complain Refugees in Darfur". Retrieved 4 Mairch 2009.
  7. "Sudan cuts Chad ties over attack". BBC News. 11 Mey 2008. Retrieved 20 Mey 2010.
  8. International Criminal Court (14 Julie 2008). "ICC Prosecutor presents case against Sudanese President, Hassan Ahmad AL BASHIR, for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur". Archived frae the original on 25 August 2009. Retrieved 14 Mairch 2009. Cite has empty unkent parameter: |month= (help)
  9. International Criminal Court (4 March 2009). Warrant of Arrest for Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir PDF (358 KB). Retrieved on 4 March 2009.
  10. a b c BBC News, 4 March 2009. Warrant issued for Sudan's Bashir . Retrieved 4 March 2009.
  11. "DAILY NATION – After Bashir warrant, Sudan united in protest". Archived frae the original on 13 Mairch 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2010.
  12. Alex de Waal, "Dangerous Weeks Ahead"[deid airtin]