Sudan Famous Natives

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

  • AlKhalifa Abdullah leader during Mahdia era
  • Nagmeldin Ali Abubakr athlete
  • Lam Akol politician
  • AbdelKarim AlKabli singer, poet, composer, songwriter, humanitarian
  • Ismail al-Azhari politician, former prime minister
  • Omar al-Bashir politician, current President
  • Al-Mahdi religious leader during Mahdia era
  • Sadiq al-Mahdi politician, former prime minister
  • Ahmad al-Mirghani politician, former President
  • Awn Alsharif writer, educator, encyclopedist

B - I
  • Zeinab Badawi television and radio journalist
  • Rashid Bakr politician
  • Mandour Elmahdi education pioneer
  • Osman eltayeb entrepreneur
  • John Garang politician
  • Mo Ibrahim entrepreneur
  • Ismail Ahmed Ismail runner

K - M
  • Hassan El Kachief retired athlete
  • Sayed Ahmad Keir politician, diplomat
  • Omer Khalifa runner
  • Todd Matthews-Jouda hurdling athlete
  • Minni Minnawi politician
  • Abdel Aziz El Mubarak singer
  • Haitham Mustafa footballer(soccer)

N - T
  • Gaafar Nimeiry military officer, politician, former President
  • Ibrahim 'Ali Salman poet
  • Tayeb Salih novelist
  • Alexander Siddig actor
  • Alfred Taban broadcast journalist
  • Mohammed Wardi singer, songwriter

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