Tag: Omar al-Bashir
Former President Omar Al-Bashir, who was deposed in a military-led coup in April 2019, is the most high-profile among the individuals wanted by the ICC: He faces charges of war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity committed in Darfur.
The African nation needs up to $5 billion in budget support to avert economic collapse and launch reforms.
Sudan has been in economic turmoil since it lost the bulk of its oil production in 2011 when South Sudan seceded after decades of civil war.
Omar al-Bashir faces corruption charges, what impact will Sudan’s power-sharing agreement have on the revolution?
Sudan’s military and opposition coalition have signed a final power-sharing agreement that paves the way for a transitional government and elections. Meanwhile, deposed President Omar al-Bashir is facing trial over fraud charges. Activist, Rozan Ahmed joins CNBC Africa for more.
Over the past few weeks we’ve seen two big events take the headlines in the region, one being the stepping down of long standing Sudanese President, Omar Al-Bashir, and the subsequent protests and devastating strife in determining new leadership; the other more recent being the Ethiopian Army’s Chief of Staff and other top officials being shot amidst an attempted coup. Chief Strategist and Analyst, Ken Agutamba joins CNBC Africa to decipher exactly how this impacts the rest of the region.
Al-Bashir’s whereabouts is of interest because he’s wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide in Darfur.
The military has taken control of the country and is arresting government officials – including former cabinet ministers and the leader of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) Ahmed Harun.
Latest reports from Sudan indicate that the military has said it will not extradite deposed president Omar Al-Bashir who is charged with war crimes. Meanwhile, protesters have vowed not to stop protesting until a civilian rule is established. Hassan Elhagali, Professor of Political science at the University of Khartoum joins CNBC Africa to help us understand Bashir’s fate and the current situation.
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