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Omar al-Bashir: genocidal mastermind or bringer of peace? | The Guardian

Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir, 67, the president of Sudan, has run Sudan since the day in June 1989 when he seized control in a bloodless coup. Since then he has survived internal unrest, a long-running civil war with the separatist south, US air strikes in 1998, and a bloody rebellion in Darfur – whose violent suppression earned him the bitter condemnation of much of the western world.

For human rights pressure groups, some southern Sudanese and Darfuri separatists, American Christian evangelicals, and US and European neocons, Bashir is nothing less than a monster, a ruthless dictator wedded to repression and terror – a sort of African Stalin who presided over a modern-day genocide and now defies the righteous will of the UN’s international criminal court (ICC).

Read more here: Omar al-Bashir: genocidal mastermind or bringer of peace? | World news | The Guardian.

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