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Demise of a dictator: How will the world remember Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir?

Charges of genocide and crimes against humanity couldn’t topple him, but a rise in the price of bread eventually spelt the end

By Nesrine Malik   April 2020

Omar al Bashir, President of Sudan, just after he took power from Sadiq al Mahdi, in front of his palace on the Nile River.

A year after the Sudanese revolution, and the ghosts of the dead haunt the city. Since the dramatic toppling of President Omar al-Bashir in April 2019, and the violent clearing of the main Khartoum protest site that followed, an eerie normality has settled in. Locations indelibly marked with the memory of bloodshed look prosaic. Fragments of protest murals and graffiti endure, but the…

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