Home | News    Monday 30 December 2013

Veteran Sudanese communist Suad Ibrahim Ahmed dies aged 78


December 29, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – A veteran leader and member of the Sudanese Communist Party’s (SCP) Central Committee, Suad Ibrahim Ahmed, has died on Sunday at the age of 78.

The late leader, who was among the first generation of women politicians in Sudan, was born in Khartoum’s twin city of Omdurman in 1935 and became the first woman to hold a position in the executive committee of Khartoum University Student Union (KUSU) in 1956.

She joined the SCP in 1957 and was among four women in its Central Committee which included 33 members.

The late leader was dismissed from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) in the 1960’s for her leading role in the Nubian protests against the displacement of the residents of Wadi Halfa area in northern Sudan due to the construction of Egypt’s Aswan dam.

She worked as a full-time journalist at the “woman voice” magazine, lecturer at the institute of further studies at the University of Khartoum, and a consultant for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The late communist leader was known for championing women issues in Sudan and was nick-named “mother of the Nubian women”.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 30 December 2013 05:38, by Mayom County Boy

    May God rest his soul in peace to heaven
    A men !

    repondre message

  • 30 December 2013 05:53, by Jalaby

    May Allah accepts her soul and grants her the forgiveness and makes paradise her final destiny. Ameen.

    repondre message

  • 30 December 2013 07:46, by Bak Akec

    May her soul rest in peace.

    repondre message

  • 30 December 2013 10:04, by choldit

    She is one of the great ladies in Sudan. May God the Almighty rest her soul in peace in heaven!

    repondre message

Comment on this article


The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Who was behind the killing of civilians in Bor? 2014-04-22 06:50:43 By Peter Gai Manyuon "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death", from unknown author. (...)

Embracing victimhood to celebrate victimisation 2014-04-22 06:28:12 By Juliana Bol April 21, 2014 - It was a bit disturbing to hear news of our citizens in the IDP camps (where they are seeking protection and shelter) celebrating the recapture of Bentiu -in (...)

South Sudan: Revenge Killings is not the basis for building a modern nation 2014-04-21 05:39:31 By Steve Paterno April 20, 2014 - The theme of this article develops as a result of my extensive research and writings on a culture of revenge killings among South Sudanese communities, (...)



Latest Press Releases

Sudan: No justice for protest killings 2014-04-23 21:06:10 Human Rights WatchRelease Detainees and Punish Abusive Forces (Nairobi, April 21, 2014) – Sudanese authorities have failed to provide justice for scores of civilians killed in anti-government (...)

SDFG mourn the loss of a Sudanese activist 2014-04-20 09:02:39 The Sudan Democracy First Group mourns the loss of Osman Hummaida, a towering figure of the human rights movement in Sudan, and a tireless campaigner for democracy and peace in the country. Osman (...)

UNICEF supports emergency response for children in Sudan with 89 tons of life-saving supplies 2014-04-19 09:47:06 Khartoum, 18 April 2014 --- Today in Khartoum airport, UNICEF received 89 tons of life-saving supplies to support the humanitarian response to children affected by emergencies in various hot (...)


Copyright © 2003-2014 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.