MOGADISHU (Halbeeg News) – Somali President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has mourned former Sudanese President, Abdulrahman Suwar Al-Dahab who died on Monday aged 83.
The former President of Sudan died on last Thursday in a military hospital in Riyadh according to Sudan’s state news agency (SUNA).
In a statement, Somali foreign ministry said President Farmajo described Mr. Hamadou as a great leader, who had a clear vision for the growth and development of his country.
Al Dahad became president of Sudan on April 6, 1985, following a coup that ousted President Jaafar Numairi.
Following elections in 1986, he passed power to the government of Sadiq Al Mahdi. In 1987, he became Chairman of the Islamic Call Organisation.
Described as a military man without any political ambitions, Siwar Al Dahab was born in 1934 in the city of Omdurman.
He entered a military academy when he was 20 and graduated four years later as a second lieutenant.
After several military postings in Sudan and abroad, he was named in 1984 Defence minister and chief of staff of Sudan’s 60,000-man army.