Sudan’s Bashir sworn in for another 5 years
02 June 2015, Nirapad News: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was sworn in for another five-year term after a landslide victory in April’s elections extended his quarter-century rule over the North African nation.
‘I will be president to all Sudanese people, whether they voted for me or they boycotted these elections,’ Bashir said
Tuesday after taking the oath at the national parliament in Omdurman, the twin city of the capital, Khartoum, in a ceremony broadcast on state television.
Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe were among those attending, reports The Straits Times.
Bashir, who took power in a 1989 coup, has been indicted by the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity during the decade-long conflict in Sudan’s western region of Darfur.