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Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan

Date of Birth: 1960


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Hedging the Eagle and the Bear

They met with Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Burhan chairman of the Sovereignty Council Sudan's executive body and with Hamdok discussing a possible military partnership...


Between money and the military

But Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Burhan chairman of the Sovereignty Council – which is military-dominated and above the cabinet in the hierarchy – insists the 'entire military economic capacity does not exceed $3 billion'...

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Khartoum's fractious neighbours

Regional alignments have changed radically since the ousting of Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir and the National Congress Party regime in April 2019 and its replacement by a transitional government jointly led by General Abdel Fattah Burhan and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok...


Transition under pressure

Only two layers of the tripartite government agreed in 2019 are in place: the Sovereignty Council chaired by Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Burhan but on which the military and civilians share power; and the Council of Ministers on which civilians predominate except for the security portfolios of interior and defence...


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Border ructions escalate over Al Fashqa

Decoded Ethiopia's foreign ministry was arguing that the close relations between Sudan's military leader General Abdel Fattah Burhan and Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el Sisi were driving Khartoum's handling of the border issue...

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Abiy’s search for legitimacy

Lt General Abdel Fattah Burhan head of the Sovereignty Council will remain closer to Egypt (AC Vol 61 No 24 War resets the region)...


Washington seals the deal

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Burhan – the head of the Sovereignty Council the supreme authority running Sudan – were parties to the three-way talks with Israel and the US...

Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Burhan: The head of the Sovereignty Council and commander of the Sudan Armed Forces he entrusts Hemeti and Lt Gen Shamsudeen al Kabbashi with representing the interests of the military in the peace talks and with burnishing the military's credentials as peacemakers...


Risks on all fronts

But Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah Burhan Chairman of Khartoum's Sovereignty Council has been moving closer to Egypt on the issue...


Realpolitik, with plenty of guns

At the same time the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) under Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah Burhan and the Rapid Support Forces under Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo 'Hemeti' want to strike a deal while they still dominate most of the institutions...


Quicker march for the military

Opposition sources blame SC chair Lieutenant-General Abdel Fattah Burhan for obstructing progress by putting Lt Gen Yasir al Atta a former Beshir loyalist and Islamist in charge of the committee heading the process...


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