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Ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir faces corruption charges

After months of being ousted, former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir arrived at a court to face corruption charges.

His lawyers say the accusations are baseless but in June, prosecutors said a large hoard of foreign currency had been found in grain sacks at his home.

Bashir ruled the country for 30 years and was ousted in April. He was due in court in July - but the trial was postponed for security reasons.

Al-Bashir's trial comes against the backdrop of the country's struggle to form a sovereign council, the first step after the landmark adoption of a transitional constitution.

On Saturday, protest leaders and the military signed a final power-sharing deal, paving the way for a transition to a civilian-led government.

08.19.2019
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