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Abdel Rahman Suwar al-Dahab (Abdel Rahman Swareldahab)
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Suwar al-Dahab in the 1980s
5th President of Sudan
In office
6 April 1985 – 6 May 1986
Deputy Taj el-Deen Abdallah Fadl
Preceded by Gaafar Nimeiry
Succeeded by Ahmad al-Mirghani
Minister of Defence
In office
3 March 1985 – 22 April 1985
Preceded by Gaafar Nimeiry
Succeeded by Othman Abdullah Muhammad
Personal details
Born 1934 (1934)
Omdurman, Sudan
Died 18 October 2018(2018-10-18) (aged 83–84)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Political party Sudanese Armed Forces
Military service
Branch/service Sudanese Army
Years of service 1958–1986
Rank Sudan Army - OF10.svg Field marshal
Battles/wars Second Sudanese Civil War

Abdel Rahman Suwar al-Dahab (otherwise known as Suwar al-Dahab or al-Dahab; 1934 – 18 October 2018) (Arabic: عبد الرحمن سوار الذهب) was the President of Sudan from 6 April 1985, to 6 May 1986.

His full name has also been listed by the Sudanese Ministry of Defence as Abdul Rahman Muhammad Hassan Swar Al Thahab.


Swar-Eldahab was born in 1934 in Omdurman, Sudan. He graduated from the Sudanese Military Academy, later attending military education courses in Britain, the United States, Egypt, and Jordan. He became a prominent figure when then-President Gaafar Nimeiry appointed him Chief of Staff, and then Minister of Defence and general commander of the armed forces in 1984.

In 1985, he launched a coup ousting President Gaafar Nimeiry leading to him becoming the Chairman of the Transitional Military Council. Following elections, he surrendered power to the government of head of state Ahmed al-Mirghani and prime minister Sadiq al-Mahdi in 1986.

In 1987, he became Chairman of the Islamic Call Organization.

In 2004, he received the King Faisal International Prize for his service to Islam. He died on 18 October 2018 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia of natural causes.

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