Al-Bashir sworn-in Sudan president for new 5-year term

Khartoum, June 2 (IANS) Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir was sworn in on Tuesday for another five-year term after winning 94 percent of the vote in elections held in April.

Al-Bashir, in power since 1989, said during his inauguration that he would work for peace and prosperity in the country, and to maintain stability and security, Efe news agency reported.

The 71-year-old was sworn-in at a ceremony attended by several presidents, including Abdel Fatah al-Sisi of Egypt, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, and Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya.

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