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Sudan swears in President al-Bashir as he shifts alliances

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CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday was sworn in for another five-year term extending his 25-year autocratic rule, a t... Full Story

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  • Sudan swears in President al-Bashir as he shifts alliances
    Sudan swears in President al-Bashir as he shifts alliances

    CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday was sworn in for another five-year term extending his 25-year autocratic rule, a testament to his ability to survive civil wars, sanctions and an international war crimes indictment.

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