Information is scanty about the death, yesterday, of the former Sudanese military president, Abdulrahman Suwar Al-Dahab, which occurred in the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh.
,Sudan’s state news agency, SUNA which announced the death of the former Sudanese strong man, did not give the details of the death.
But he was said to have died in Riyadh Military Hospital.
Ex President Al-Dahab, came from being the country’s military officer, defence minister to lead a coup in 1985 for the overthrow of Jaafar Nimeiri, who had been president since 1969.
When late President Al-Dahab took power, he promised to hold elections in a year’s time, a pledge few people believed, in a country exhausted by civil war.
In 1986, the Africa’s largest country by land area held multiparty elections and a civilian government took office.
Sudan’s current president, Omar al-Bashir, who has been in power for nearly 30 years and is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes, has previously said he would step down in 2020 and has not explicitly stated his intention to run again.