Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan

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Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan
عبد الفتاح عبد الرحمن البرهان
Chairman of the Transitional Military Council
Assumed office
12 April 2019
Preceded byAhmed Awad Ibn Auf
Personal details
Born1960 (age 58–59)[citation needed]
Kundato Village, River Nile, Sudan
Political partynone
Military service
Allegiance Sudan
Branch/service Sudanese Army
RankSudan Army - OF08.svg Lieutenant General

Lt. Gen. Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan (Arabic: عبد الفتاح عبد الرحمن البرهان‎) (born 1960) is a Sudanese politician and Sudanese Army lieutenant general who is currently serving as de facto Head of State of Sudan after former Chairman Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf resigned and transferred control.[1][2]

He was formerly the General Inspector of the Sudanese Armed Forces.[citation needed]

Burhan's record is considered to be cleaner than that of most of Sudan's generals, and he met with protesters during the 2018–19 Sudanese protests to listen to their demands.[3]


  1. ^ "Sudan's Ibn Auf steps down as head of military council". Al Jazeera. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Sudan coup leader Awad Ibn Auf steps down". BBC. 12 April 2019. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Sudan coup leader steps down after a day". BBC. 13 April 2019. Retrieved 14 April 2019.