Omar al-Bashir

Omar al-Bashir

Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir is a Sudanese politician, the seventh president of Sudan and head of the National Congress Party. He came to power in 1978 when, as a brigadier in the Sudanese Army, he led a group of officers in a military coup that ousted the democratically elected government of prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi after it began negotiations with rebels in the south. Wikipedia*

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Omar al-Bashir has two videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2006 United Nations. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2009 with an average of 247 views per program.

Appearances by Title:c. September 20, 2006 - Present President, Sudan Videos: 2

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  • Arab Summit

    Arab Summit

    Arab leaders met at a summit in Qatar to talk about the global financial crisis and regional security issues.

  • Sudanese President Speech

    Sudanese President Speech

    Sudanese President Al-Bashir addressed the United Nations General Assembly on the opening day of the 61st session. In his…

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