Abdel Fattah al-Burhan

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Abdel Fattah al-Burhan
عبد الفتاح البرهان
Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, 2019 (cropped).jpg
Burhan in 2019
Chairman of the Transitional Sovereignty Council
Assumed office
25 October 2021
Prime MinisterAbdalla Hamdok
DeputyMohamed Hamdan Dagalo
Preceded byHimself
Chairman of the Sovereignty Council[1]
In office
12 April 2019 – 25 October 2021
Prime MinisterAbdalla Hamdok
DeputyMohamed Hamdan Dagalo[2]
Preceded byHimself
Succeeded byHimself
Chairman of the Transitional Military Council
In office
12 April 2019 – 21 August 2019
DeputyMohamed Hamdan Dagalo[3]
Preceded byAhmed Awad Ibn Auf
Succeeded bySovereignty Council
Personal details
Born1960 (age 61–62)
Gandatu, Northern Directorate (present-day River Nile), Sudan
Military service
Allegiance Sudan
Branch/service Sudanese Army
RankSudan Army - OF09.svg General[4]

Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan (Arabic: عبد الفتاح عبد الرحمن البرهان; born 11 July 1960) is a Sudanese politician and Sudanese Army lieutenant general. Burhan is the Head of State of Sudan since 25 October 2021. He was Chairman of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan, the country's collective transitional head of state.

He was the de facto head of state of Sudan as Chairman of the Transitional Military Council in 2019 after former Chairman Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf resigned and transferred control in April 2019.[5][6]

In May 2019, Burhan's first international trip was to Egypt to meet Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.[7] His second visit was to the United Arab Emirates.[8]

On 25 October 2021, Burhan led the October 2021 Sudanese coup d'état to overthrow the civilian government of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sudan forms 11-member sovereign council, headed by al-Burhan". Al Jazeera. 20 August 2019. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  2. "Sudan: Constitutional Decree On Appointment of Sovereignty Council Issued". allAfrica.com. 21 August 2019.
  3. "Sudanese militia commander waits in wings after president ousted". Gulf Times. 23 April 2019.
  4. "Sudan's Burhan, from relative unknown to regional player". France24. 3 June 2019.
  5. "Sudan's Ibn Auf steps down as head of military council". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  6. "Sudan coup leader Awad Ibn Auf steps down". BBC. 12 April 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  7. "Sudan interim military council chief Al-Burhan meets with Egypt's President El-Sisi". Arab News. 25 May 2019.
  8. "Sudan military council chief to visit UAE". Alarabiya. 26 May 2019.
  9. "Sudan's Burhan declares state of emergency, dissolves government". Reuters. 25 October 2021.