Omar al-Bashir, the last of the Arab world’s long-term dictators, was finally overthrown last week after months of protests.
The Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik grew up under Bashir’s government. In the 1990s, while at the University of Khartoum, she witnessed the brutality of his regime when government security forces stormed her campus, spraying teargas and beating students with batons. The government was unhappy with the results of a student union election.
Twenty years on, Malik talks to Mythili Rao about what the 29-year rule of al-Bashir has meant for her country and discusses how this popular uprising, which has been building momentum for almost four months, has denied Bashir his 30th anniversary.
Plus: the Guardian’s Paris correspondent, Angelique Chrisafis, reflects on the Notre Dame Cathedral fire.
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