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Abdel Rahman Swar al Dahab

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Preceded by  Gaafar Nimeiry
Rank  Field marshal
Role  Political figure
Name  Abdel Swar
Years of service  1958 - 1986
Succeeded by  Ahmed al-Mirghani

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Battles/wars  Second Sudanese Civil War
Similar People  Gaafar Nimeiry, Sadiq Al‑Mahdi, Omar al‑Bashir, John Garang, Salva Kiir Mayardit

Political party  Sudanese Armed Forces
Battles and wars  Second Sudanese Civil War
Service/branch  Sudanese Armed Forces

Sudanese military officer and politician Abdel Rahman Swar al Dahab Died at 83

Field Marshal Abdel Rahman Suwar al-Dahab (otherwise known as Suwar al-Dahab or al-Dahab; born 1935) (Arabic: عبد الرحمن سوار الذهب‎‎) was the President of Sudan from April 6, 1985, to May 6, 1986. Born in the city of Al-Ubayyid in 1934, he graduated from the Sudanese Military Academy. He became a prominent figure when former president Gaafar Nimeiry appointed him Chief of Staff, and then Minister of Defence and general commander of the armed forces in 1984.

In 1985 he launched a coup ousting President Gaafar Nimeiry leading to him becoming the Chairman of the Transitional Military Council. Following elections, he surrendered power to the government of Sadiq al-Mahdi in 1986. In 1987, he became Chairman of the Islamic Call Organization. As of September 2010, he still holds that post.


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