Gaafar Muhammad an-Nimeiry was the President of Sudan from 1969 to 1985. His name is also spelled Jaafar Nimeiry, Gaafar Nimeiry or Ga'far Muhammad Numayri.
Gaafar Muhammad Nimeiry
|4th President of the Sudan|
May 25, 1969 – April 6, 1985
|Preceded by||Ismail al-Azhari|
|Succeeded by||Abdel Rahman Swar al-Dahab|
|Born||January 1, 1930|
Cairo, Kingdom of Egypt
|Died||May 30, 2009 (aged 79)|
|Political party||Sudanese Socialist Union|
Nimeiry came to power after a military coup in 1969. In 1972 he signed the Addis Ababa Agreement, ending the First Sudanese Civil War. In 1983 he imposed Sharia law. This led to the Second Sudanese Civil War. He was removed from power in 1985. Nimeiry went into exile in Egypt.
- Hevesi, Dennis (11 June 2009). "Gaafar al-Nimeiry, a Sudan Leader with Shifting Politics, Dies at 79". New York Times. Retrieved 18 September 2016.