Famous Sudanese Leaders

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Salva Kiir Mayardit
(President of South Sudan)

Salva Kiir Mayardit
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Birthdate: September 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bahr el Ghazal

Sudanese rebel leader Salva Kiir Mayardit became the first president of South Sudan. In 2020, he signed an agreement with opposition leader and current vice president Riek Machar to share power and create a unified government, putting an end to a brutal civil war that has seen mass rapes and murders.

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John Garang
(Politician)

John Garang
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Birthdate: June 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Twic East County
Died: July 30, 2005

Revolutionary leader and president of Southern Sudan John Garang was the man behind the term "Sudanism," which promoted cohesiveness among the people of Sudan. Orphaned at 10, he completed his education on scholarships but later rejected an offer from UCB to go to Tanzania. He died in a helicopter crash.

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Omar al-Bashir
(Former President of Sudan)

Omar al-Bashir
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Birthdate: January 1, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hosh Bannaga, Sudan

Omar al-Bashir is a Sudanese politician who served as the seventh president of Sudan. A former military officer, he is the founder of the National Congress Party that remained the dominant political party in the country until 2019. He was deposed in a coup d'état the same year and subsequently arrested and convicted on multiple corruption charges.

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 4 
Hassan Al-Turabi
(Politician)

Hassan Al-Turabi
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Birthdate: February 1, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kassala, Sudan
Died: March 5, 2016
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Muhammad Naguib
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Birthdate: February 20, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Khartoum
Died: August 29, 1984

Egyptian revolutionary Muhammad Naguib was one of the pillars of the 1952 Egyptian Revolution and had a major role in the ouster of King Farouk I. A military man, he was the country’s war and navy minister. He also served as the 1st president of Egypt and its prime minister.

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Ismail al-Azhari
(Political figure)

Ismail al-Azhari
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Birthdate: October 20, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Omdurman, Sudan
Died: August 26, 1969

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Rābiḥ az-Zubayr
(Military leader)

Rābiḥ az-Zubayr
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Birthdate: 1842 AD
Birthplace: Khartoum, Sudan
Died: April 22, 1900
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Ahmed al-Mirghani
(Politician)

Ahmed al-Mirghani
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Birthdate: August 16, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Khartoum, Sudan
Died: November 2, 2008

 9 
Mahmoud Mohammed Taha
(Politician, Civil Engineer)

Mahmoud Mohammed Taha
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Birthdate: 1909 AD
Birthplace: Rufaa, Sudan
Died: January 18, 1985

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Rebecca Nyandeng De Mabior
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Birthdate: July 15, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bor, Republic of the Sudan

 11 
Khalil Ibrahim
(Politician)

Khalil Ibrahim
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Birthdate: 1957 AD
Birthplace: Darfur, Sudan
Died: December 23, 2011

 12 
Osman Digna
(Commander)

Osman Digna
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Birthdate: 1840 AD
Birthplace: Sawākin, Sudan
Died: 1926 AD

 13 
Jaafar Nimeiry
(Politician)

Jaafar Nimeiry
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Birthdate: April 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Omdurman, Sudan
Died: May 30, 2009

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Mohammed Ali Tewfik
(He was a member of the Muhammad Ali Dynasty)

Mohammed Ali Tewfik
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Birthdate: November 9, 1875
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: March 18, 1955

The son of Tewfik I of the Muhammad Ali dynasty, Mohammed Ali Tewfik was the uncle of Farouk I and his regent. After the declaration of Egypt as a republic, he spent the rest of his life in exile. He loved horse breeding and also penned a book on the subject.

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Asma Mohamed Abdalla
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Birthdate: August 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Khartoum, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan

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Raja Nicola
(Politician)

Raja Nicola
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Birthdate: 1950 AD
Birthplace: Omdurman, Sudan

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Aisha Musa el-Said
(Politician)

Aisha Musa el-Said
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: El-Obeid, North Kordofan, Sudan

 18 

Amin Mekki Medani
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Birthdate: February 2, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wad Madani, Sudan
Died: August 31, 2018

Nemat Abdullah Khair
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Birthdate: 1957 AD
Birthplace: Al Jazirah, Sudan

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Fatima Abdel Mahmoud
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Birthdate: July 27, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Omdurman, Sudan
Died: July 22, 2018

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Wala'a Essam al-Boushi
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Birthdate: 1986 AD
Birthplace: Wad Madani, Sudan

 22 
Victoria Yar Arol
(Politician)

Victoria Yar Arol
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Birthdate: 1948 AD
Birthplace: Sudan
Died: 1980 AD

 23 
Intisar el-Zein Soughayroun
(Politician, Educator)

Intisar el-Zein Soughayroun
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Birthdate: 1958 AD
Birthplace: Khartoum, Sudan

 24 
Yousif Kuwa
(Politician)

Yousif Kuwa
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Birthdate: 1945 AD
Birthplace: Sudan
Died: 2001 AD

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Lena el-Sheikh Mahjoub
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Sudan

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Catarina Zenab
(Religious Leader)

Catarina Zenab
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Birthdate: 1848 AD
Birthplace: Sudan
Died: 1921 AD

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Su'ad al-Fatih al-Badawi
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Birthdate: January 1, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: El Obeid, Sudan