Gaafar Nimeiry

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Gaafar Nimeiry
Nimeiry in 1974
4th President of the Sudan
In office
12 October 1971 – 6 April 1985
Acting: 25 May 1969 – 12 October 1971
Preceded byIsmail al-Azhari
Succeeded byAbdel Rahman Swar al-Dahab
Personal details
Born(1930-01-01)1 January 1930
Omdurman, Sudan
Died30 May 2009(2009-05-30) (aged 79)
Khartoum, Sudan
Political partySudanese Socialist Union

Gaafar Muhammad an-Nimeiry was the President of Sudan from 1969 to 1985. His name is also spelled Jaafar Nimeiry, Gaafar Nimeiry or Ga'far Muhammad Numayri.

Nimeiry came to power after a military coup in 1969.[1] In 1972 he signed the Addis Ababa Agreement, ending the First Sudanese Civil War. In 1983 he imposed Sharia law. This led to the Second Sudanese Civil War. He was removed from power in 1985. Nimeiry went into exile in Egypt.

References[change | change source]

  1. Hevesi, Dennis (11 June 2009). "Gaafar al-Nimeiry, a Sudan Leader with Shifting Politics, Dies at 79". New York Times. Retrieved 18 September 2016.