Famous Sudanese Leaders

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 1 Omar al-Bashir

Omar al-Bashir
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Famous As: Former President of Sudan
Birthdate: January 1, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Sudanese

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.

 2 Salva Kiir Mayardit

Salva Kiir Mayardit
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Famous As: President of South Sudan
Birthdate: September 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Sudanese

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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 3 Muhammad Ahmad

Muhammad Ahmad
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Famous As: Religious Leader
Birthdate: August 12, 1844
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Sudanese
Died: June 22, 1885

Born to a Sudanese shipbuilder, Muhammad Ahmad grew up to become a Sufi religious leader. His war against the Ottoman-Egyptian rule and his capture of Khartoum led him to establish a vast Islamic state. Named the first Mahdi, he was one of the rare African rulers to defeat the British.

 4 John Garang

John Garang
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 23, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Sudanese
Died: July 30, 2005

 5 Hassan Al-Turabi

Hassan Al-Turabi
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 1, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Sudanese
Died: March 5, 2016

 6 Ismail al-Azhari

Ismail al-Azhari
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Famous As: Political figure
Birthdate: October 20, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Sudanese
Died: August 26, 1969

 7 Ahmed al-Mirghani

Ahmed al-Mirghani
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 16, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Sudanese
Died: November 2, 2008
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 8 Rābiḥ az-Zubayr

Rābiḥ az-Zubayr
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Famous As: Military leader
Birthdate: 1842 AD
Nationality: Sudanese
Died: April 22, 1900

 9 Khalil Ibrahim

Khalil Ibrahim
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1957 AD
Nationality: Sudanese
Died: December 23, 2011

 10 Osman Digna

Osman Digna
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Famous As: Commander
Birthdate: 1840 AD
Nationality: Sudanese
Died: 1926 AD

 11 Jaafar Nimeiry

Jaafar Nimeiry
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Sudanese
Died: May 30, 2009

 12 Yousif Kuwa

Yousif Kuwa
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1945 AD
Nationality: Sudanese
Died: 2001 AD