Mother: Name unavailable publicly
Marriages: Fatima Khalid; Widad Babiker Omer
Education: Sudan Military Academy, 1966
Military service: Sudanese Armed Forces
1960 – Joins the Sudanese Armed Forces.
1966 – Graduates from the Sudan Military Academy.
Serves with Egyptian
forces during the October 1973 Arab-Israeli war.
1973-1987 – Holds various military posts.
1989-1993 – Serves as Sudan’s Minister of Defense.
June 30, 1989 – Leads a coup against Sudan’s Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi. Establishes and proclaims himself chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council. Dissolves the government, political parties and trade unions.
April 1990 – Survives a coup attempt. Orders the execution of over 30 army and police officers implicated in the coup attempt.
1993 – The US State Department places Sudan on its list of states that sponsor terrorism.
October 16, 1993 – Becomes president of Sudan when the Revolutionary Command Council is dissolved and Sudan is restored to civilian rule.
March 1996 – Is re-elected president with more than 75% of the vote.
December 1999 – Dissolves the Parliament after National Congress Party chairman Hassan al-Turabi proposes laws limiting the president’s powers.
December 2000 – Is re-elected president with over 85% of the vote.
February 2003 – Rebels in the Darfur region of Sudan rise up against the Sudanese government.
2004 – Is criticized for not cracking down on the Janjaweed militia, a pro-government militia accused of murdering and raping people in Darfur.
September 2007 –
After meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
, Bashir agrees to peace talks with rebels. Peace talks begin in October, but are postponed indefinitely after most of the major players fail to attend.
July 14, 2008 –
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court files charges against Bashir for genocide
and war crimes in Darfur.
March 4, 2009 –
The International Criminal Court
issues an arrest warrant for Bashir.
April 26, 2010 –
Sudan’s National Election Commission certifies Bashir as the winner of recent presidential elections
with 68% of the vote.
July 12, 2010 –
The International Criminal Court issues a second arrest warrant
for Bashir. Combined, the warrant lists 10 counts against Bashir.
December 12, 2014 –
The ICC suspends its case against Bashir due to lack of support from the UN Security Council
March 9, 2015 – The ICC asks the UN Security Council to take steps to force Sudan to extradite Bashir.
April 27, 2015 – Sudan’s Election Commission announces Bashir has been re-elected president with more than 94% of the vote. Many major opposition groups boycott the election.
June 15, 2015 – Bashir leaves South Africa just as a South African High Court decides to order his arrest.
The human rights group that had petitioned the court to order Bashir’s arrest, the Southern Africa Litigation Centre, says in a statement it is disappointed that the government allowed the Sudanese President to leave before the ruling.
November 23, 2017 –
Agence France Presse and other media outlets report that during a trip to Russia, Bashir asks Putin to protect Sudan
from the United States, saying he wants closer military ties with Russia.
December 16, 2018 –
Bashir visits Syria. This marks the first time an Arab League
leader has visited Syria
since war began there in 2011
February 22, 2019 – Declares a year-long state of emergency in response to months of protests nationwide and calls for his resignation.
March 1, 2019 – Steps down as chairman of the National Congress Party.
April 11, 2019 –
After three decades of rule, Bashir is arrested and is forced from power in a military coup
. Bashir’s government is dissolved, and a military council assumes control for two years to oversee a transition of power, according to a televised statement by Sudanese Defense Minister Awad Mohamed Ahmed Ibn Auf.