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Omar al-Bashir Edit Profile

also known as Omar Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir

President

Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir is the President of Sudan and the head of the National Congress Party.

Education

He got secondary education at the Ahilya School in the city of Shendi, and higher education at the Egyptian Military Academy in Cairo, Egypt.

Career

After graduating Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir served as paratrooper in the Egyptian Army; and in 1973 participated in the War against Israel. After returning to the native land he headed several military actions of the National Islamic Front against Sudan People's Liberation Army, which in 1983 started full-scale military actions to fight for independence of the south regions.

On June 30, 1989 there occurred a military takeover in Sudan and Muslim fundamentalist groups were privy to it. The operation of the provisional constitution of 1985 was stopped, the government was overthrown, and the parliament was dissolved and forbidden any parties or trade unions. The Revolutionary Command Council for National Salvation (RCC) came to power headed by Lieutenant General Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir, who also took the positions of the Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.

Achievements

  • As Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir came to power, he undertook some actions forwards the Islamization of the country. The sharia laws equally binding for all were put into power in Sudan. All authority opponents were dismissed and accused of being “imperialism and world Zionism servants”.

Politics

Omar Al-Bashir: “The Sudan government will never reject Islamic laws and Khartum will never be temporal”.