Gaafar Nimeiry

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Gaafar Muhammad Nimeiry
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4th President of the Sudan
In office
May 25, 1969 – April 6, 1985
Preceded byIsmail al-Azhari
Succeeded byAbdel Rahman Swar al-Dahab
Personal details
Born(1930-01-01)January 1, 1930
Cairo, Kingdom of Egypt
DiedMay 30, 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.