Bashir, Omar Hassan Ahmad al-

Born: Jan 01, 1944 AD
Currently alive, at 71 years of age.

Nationality: Sudanese
Categories: Politician, Prime Ministers

1944 - Omar Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir was born 1st of January in the small village of Hosh Bannaga.


Al-Bashir joined the Sudanese Army at a young age and studied at a military academy in Cairo.


He quickly rose through the ranks and became a paratrooper.


1973 - Omar al-Bashir served with the Egyptian Army when it went to war with Israel.


1989 - Al-Bashir took charge of a military coup that overthrew democratically elected Prime Minister Sadeq al-Mahdi.


          - Al-Bashir became the Prime Minister of Sudan.


1991 - Al-Bashir imposed Sharia and a harsh new Criminal Act over northern Sudan.


1993 - Appointed president of the country of Sudan.


2002 - Offered a peace talks between the northern and southern leaders of the country.


2004 - Al-Bashir finally agreed to grant autonomy to the south.


2005 - Parade magazine's David Wallechinsky ranked al-Bashir #1 in its list of the world's ten worst dictators.


2006 - Attended the UN General Assembly in New York.





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