Widespread protest, triggered by the rise in the price of bread, gripped Sudan in 2018 and this led to the fall of Omar al-Bashir in 2019.
In July 2020, he is again on trial over his alleged role in the 1989 coup d'etat that propelled him to power. He faces a maximum sentence of death. Furthermore, Bashir also faces five counts of crimes against humanity and two counts of war crimes at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague over Sudan's military campaign in Darfur between 2003 and 2008, where an estimated 300,000 people were killed, according to the UN. In February, the Sudanese government said Bashir would appear before the ICC to face those charges.