Abdel Fattah al-Burhan

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General Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman al-Burhan (Arabic: عبد الفتاح عبد الرحمن البرهان‎; born 1960) is a Sudanese politician and Sudanese Army general who is currently serving as Chairman of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan, the country's collective transitional head of state. Before assuming this role in August 2019, he was the de facto head of state of Sudan as Chairman of the Transitional Military Council after former Chairman Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf resigned and transferred control in April 2019.Additionally, the recently signed Juba agreement allows Lt. General Al-Burhan to continue to lead the SC for another 20 months, rather than stepping down as planned in February 2021.He was formerly the General Inspector of the Sudanese Armed Forces.Burhan's record is considered to be cleaner than that of most of Sudan's generals, and he met with protesters during the Sudanese Revolution to listen to their demands.In May 2019, Burhan's first international trip was to Egypt to meet Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has received more than 237,229 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan is the 8,789th most popular politician, the 12th most popular biography from Sudan and the 8th most popular Sudanese Politician.

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Among politicians, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan ranks 8,789 out of 15,710Before him are Laches, Wilhelm von Mirbach, Patriarch Sergius of Moscow, Louis VII, Duke of Bavaria, García Galíndez, and Princess Joséphine Caroline of Belgium. After him are Li Zhanshu, Sadiq Khan, Ekkathat, Leo I, Prince of Armenia, José Batlle y Ordóñez, and Bobby Sands.

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Among people born in 1960, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan ranks 93Before him are Vince Clarke, Kevin Carter, Takashi Miike, Axel Rudi Pell, Jennifer Rush, and Leos Carax. After him are Julio César Romero, Mauro Tassotti, Michael Stipe, Didier Burkhalter, Bako Sahakyan, and Benigno Aquino III.

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Among people born in Sudan, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan ranks 12 out of 28Before him are Josephine Bakhita (1868), Gaafar Nimeiry (1930), John Garang (1945), Hassan Al-Turabi (1932), Abdallahi ibn Muhammad (1846), and Tayeb Salih (1929). After him are Ibrahim Abboud (1900), Ismail al-Azhari (1901), Mahmoud Mohammed Taha (1909), Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf (1954), Sadiq al-Mahdi (1935), and Abdel Rahman Swar al-Dahab (1934).


Among politicians born in Sudan, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan ranks 8Before him are Mohamed Naguib (1901), Piye (-800), Gaafar Nimeiry (1930), John Garang (1945), Hassan Al-Turabi (1932), and Abdallahi ibn Muhammad (1846). After him are Ibrahim Abboud (1900), Ismail al-Azhari (1901), Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf (1954), Sadiq al-Mahdi (1935), Abdel Rahman Swar al-Dahab (1934), and Ahmed al-Mirghani (1941).