Former Sudan President Dies in Egypt

November 3, 2008


Sudan’s deposed former president Ahmed al-Mirghani has died at the age of 67 in Egypt.¬†Al-Mirghani was removed from power 19 years ago by a military coup that brought the current regime to power.

Sudan’s news agency said late Sunday that al-Mirghani died in Alexandria where he was recuperating following a stroke. It’s not yet clear when his body will return to Sudan for burial.
Al-Mirghani headed the last democratically elected government between 1986 and 1989 before a military coup led by current President Omar al-Bashir unseated him.
Al-Mirghani was also the deputy head of a prominent Sufi religious sect.
Al-Bashir was among the first mourners at al-Mirghani’s family mosque in Khartoum on Sunday.
Source: AP

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