Abdel Fattah al-Burhan

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Abdel Fattah al-Burhan
عبد الفتاح البرهان
Chairman of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan in October 2019 (cropped).jpg
Abdel Fattah al-Burhan meeting with Vladimir Putin in Sochi in 2019
Chairman of the Sovereignty Council
Assumed office
21 August 2019
PresidentSovereignty Council
Prime MinisterAbdalla Hamdok
DeputyMohamed Hamdan Dagalo[1]
Preceded byPosition inaugurated
Chairman of the Transitional Military Council
In office
12 April 2019 – 20 August 2019
DeputyMohamed Hamdan Dagalo[2]
Preceded byAhmed Awad Ibn Auf
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Personal details
Born (1960-07-11) 11 July 1960 (age 60)[3]
River Nile, Sudan
Political partyIndependent
Military service
Allegiance Sudan
Branch/service Sudanese Army
RankSudan Army - OF09.svg General[3]

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. 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.[4][5]

In May 2019, Burhan's first international trip was to Egypt to meet Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.[6] His second visit was to the United Arab Emirates.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sudan: Constitutional Decree On Appointment of Sovereignty Council Issued". allAfrica.com. August 21, 2019.
  2. "Sudanese militia commander waits in wings after president ousted". Gulf Times. 23 April 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Sudan's Burhan, from relative unknown to regional player". France24. 3 June 2019.
  4. "Sudan's Ibn Auf steps down as head of military council". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 13 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Sudan coup leader Awad Ibn Auf steps down". BBC. 12 April 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. "Sudan interim military council chief Al-Burhan meets with Egypt's President El-Sisi". Arab News. 25 May 2019.
  7. "Sudan military council chief to visit UAE". Alarabiya. 26 May 2019.