Skip to comments.Sudan’s al-Bashir set to extend 25-year reign despite war crimes charges, insurgencies
Posted on 04/12/2015 9:04:30 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Sudans President Omar al-Bashir, the worlds only sitting leader wanted on genocide charges, is expected to win a landslide victory in elections this week, extending a 25-year reign in which the country has endured multiple insurgencies and the secession of the oil-rich south.
Despite Sudans seemingly perpetual unrest, al-Bashir survived the 2011 Arab Spring. His ruling party dominates the parliament and local councils, and the massive security apparatus has left the once-vibrant opposition a husk of its former self.
Al-Bashir has ruled the country since taking power in a 1989 coup, but billboards across Khartoum showing him in traditional robes or military fatigues proclaim: We lead reform; we continue the renaïssance. [ ]
As long as he remains in office, al-Bashir will not be sent to the International Criminal Court on charges of orchestrating genocide during the Darfur conflict, which left 300,000 people dead and 2 million displaced.
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If you believe it can't happen here I have a famous bridge for sale complete with toll booths.
Wow. This is such a surprise. Who would have thought this noble and enlightened despot would cling so stubbornly to power this way?
People like Boehner and McConnell make it easy to believe it has happened here. Far longer ago than a lot of people might think, too.
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