In Sudan, Poverty, Heavy Security Grip Under Longtime Leader

April 16, 2015 6:18 AM

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During a quarter-century in power, President Omar al-Bashir has succeeded in keeping an iron grip on Sudan despite repeated disasters that would have toppled many. This week's election seems certain to entrench his rule.

Sudan lost a third of its territory as South Sudan broke away. The rest of the country has been torn by multiple internal wars and battered by crippling international sanctions for alleged support of terrorism. Al-Bashir is the world's first sitting president wanted by The Hague-based International ...

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