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Former Sudanese president Siwar al-Dahab dies in Riyadh

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Former Sudanese president, Field Marshal Abdulrahman Siwar Al-Dahab has died in Riyadh Military Hospital in Saudi Arabia. He was 83 years- old.

Al-Dahab, a former Chief of Staff, was born in Sudan’s city Al-Ubayyid in 1935, served as president of Sudan from 1985 to 1986 after staging a coup ousting President Gaafar Nimeiry, surrendering later on power to the government of Sadiq al-Mahdi in 1986.

Al-Dahab retired from political life to devote himself to the work of the Islamic Dawa Organization as Secretary General of the Board of Trustees.

With Reuters