Abdel Rahman Swar al-Dahab
Field Marshal Abdel Rahman Suwar al-Dahab (otherwise known as Suwar al-Dahab or al-Dahab; 1934 – 18 October 2018) (Arabic: عبد الرحمن سوار الذهب) was the President of Sudan from 6 April 1985, to 6 May 1986.
Abdel Rahman Suwar al-Dahab (Abdel Rahman Swareldahab)
|5th President of Sudan|
6 April 1985 – 6 May 1986
|Deputy||Taj el-Deen Abdallah Fadl|
|Preceded by||Gaafar Nimeiry|
|Succeeded by||Ahmad al-Mirghani|
|Died||18 October 2018 (aged 83–84)|
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
|Years of service||1958–1986|
|Battles/wars||Second Sudanese Civil War|
Swar-Eldahab was born in 1934 in Omdurman, Sudan. 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 head of state Ahmed al-Mirghani and prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi in 1986.
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- "وفاة الرئيس السوداني الأسبق عبد الرحمن سوار الذهب في الرياض". rt.com (in Arabic). 18 October 2018. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
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