Omar Al Bashir came into power in 1989 via successful coup de tat and he has led Sudan ever since. He used his new found power and status to enrich himself and his cronies. Rebels are silenced through persecution and at the moment he is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the charges of Crimes against Humanity. Sudan has been plagued by civil wars for most part of the decade and he has used this chaos to remain in power. Despite its massive oil reserves, Sudan is ranked among the poorest countries in the world testament that there are no proper governing structures in place.