A Dictator’s Fall in Sudan
Published May 1, 2019
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    After a brutal 30-year reign, President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan has been deposed by his own generals. The story of one of those generals and his son could signal what comes next for the country. Guest: Declan Walsh, the Cairo bureau chief for The New York Times, spoke with Lt. Gen. Salah Abdelkhalig and Abdelkhalig Salah in Khartoum, Sudan. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. Background reading: When Sudan’s Air Force chief stepped out to address a crowd calling for the ouster of the president, the chief’s own son was among the protesters — a family split that mirrors broader tensions between the military and civilians.Mr. al-Bashir, who is under indictment by the International Criminal Court for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, was unseated amid sweeping demonstrations that began in December over the price of bread.
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