Gaafar Nimeiry

Gaafar Nimeiry

Name Gaafar Nimeiry
Profession Politician
Date of Birth 1930-01-01
Place of Birth Omdurman,
Age 79 yrs
Death Date 2009-05-30
Birth Sign Capricorn

About Gaafar Nimeiry

Politician who was the President of Sudan from 1969 to 1985. He came to power in the aftermath of a coup perpetrated by his party, the Sudanese Socialist Union and was exiled 16 years later after imposing Sharia law throughout the country.

Early Life of Gaafar Nimeiry

He was educated at Hantoub School, and was expelled in 1948 after he protested against British rule.


He is a 1966 graduate of the United States Army Command College.

Family Life

His father was a postman, and his great grandfather was a local tribal monarch.

Associated With

He is a prominent politician from the Sudan much like Sadiq Al-Mahdi.

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