Omar Hassan al-Bashir, the dictator of Sudan, has been overthrown by the Army after months of escalating protests against his rule. Bashir survived decades of internal and international opposition, including indictment for war crimes because of actions taken by his troops in the rebellious region of Darfur. What finally undid him? The tripling of bread prices. And why did his government have to cut back on the bread subsidy? Because Bashir agreed to a peace deal with South Sudan that allowed the South to hold onto many of the nation's oil wells.
I'm happy to see the man fall from power, but let's not pretend it was because most Sudanese were appalled by his violations of human rights.