News / / 04.12.19

Bloomberg: Sudan’s Dictator Is Toppled, but His Regime Remains

The ouster of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir should be a moment for celebration: one of the world’s worst villains, driven from power after waves of popular protest. Ideally, after a few weeks of house arrest spent hearing from the families of people he had tortured and murdered, he should be sent off to the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

Unfortunately, this is not going to happen. Al-Bashir was not driven from power by people seeking a democratic transition. He was taken out by his henchmen, who came to see him as too much of a liability…

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