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Omar al-Bashir

President of Sudan
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Net worth 2018: $1 Billion
Industry: War Criminals
Residence: Hosh Bannaga
Country: Sudanese
BirthDay: 1 January 1944
Sigh: Aquarius
Education: Egyptian Military Academy, 1966 - Sudan Military Academy
BIOGRAPHY

Omar al-Bashir was bornon 1 January 1944 in Hosh Bannaga, Sudanese, is President of Sudan. Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir is the current President of Sudan who came to power in 1989 after he led a military coup to oust the government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi. Bashir was a brigadier in the Sudanese army at the time of the coup. After assuming power he proclaimed himself the chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council for National Salvation and suspended all political parties, trade unions and government bodies. He also banned all independent newspapers and imprisoned leading journalists and political activists. His power grew immensely after he disbanded the Revolutionary Command Council for National Salvation in 1993 and declared himself the president of the country. A proud and egoistic man, Omar al-Bashir has often been criticized for his repressive rule and dictatorship. When he seized power, Sudan was in the midst of a 21-year civil war between north and south, and the political situation in the country has worsened since then. His friendship with Hassan al-Turabi, an Islamist politician with links to Arab militant groups, also added to his notoriety leading to accusations of harboring and providing sanctuary and assistance to Islamic terrorist groups. In 2009, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant against Bashir for directing a campaign of mass killing, rape, and pillage against civilians in Darfur and he became the first sitting president to be indicted by the ICC.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$1 Billion

TIMELINE
2010

In 2010, the ICC issued a second arrest warrant against him, this time charging him with genocide

2009

In March 2009, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant against him and charged him with war crimes and crimes against humanity

2005

After extensive negotiations, he and the rebel leader John Garang signed a peace agreement in January 2005

2000

In 2000 he was re-elected for a five-year term in Presidential Elections

1996

He now enjoyed absolute power and was elected president in the 1996 national election where he was the only candidate by law to run for election

1993

His powers increased considerably when he declared himself the President of Sudan in October 1993 after disbanding the Revolutionary Command Council for National Salvation and all other rival political parties

1989

He led a group of army officers in a bloodless military coup on 30 June 1989 to oust the unstable coalition government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi, and took over the leadership of the country

1981

He became the commander of an armored parachute brigade in 1981

1980

By the late 1980s he had risen to the rank of a brigadier in the Sudanese army

1975

He went to the United Arab Emirates as the Sudanese military attaché in 1975, and upon his return he was made a garrison commander

1973

He became a paratrooper and fought in the Egyptian army in the Arab-Israeli war in October 1973

1966

He studied at the Egyptian Military Academy in Cairo and then at the Sudan Military Academy in Khartoum from where he graduated in 1966

1944

Omar al-Bashir was born on 1 January 1944 in Hosh Bannaga, north of the capital, Khartoum, Sudan

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