Omar Al-Bashir and Africa's Longest War by Paul Moorcraft
President Omar al-Bashir is Africa’s and arguably Arabia’s most controversial leader. In power since 1989, he is the first sitting head of state to be issued with an arrest warrant, for war crimes, by International Criminal Court.
He has been a central personality in Islamic and African politics, as well as a love-to-hate figure for the US in the ‘war on terror’.
For military history readers, Al-Bashir is a field marshal who has fought possibly the world’s longest conflict. Modern Sudan has been embroiled in war since 1955.