Mohamed Tahir Ayala

Mohamed Tahir Ayala
محمد طاهر ايلا (cropped).jpg
14th Prime Minister of Sudan
In office
23 February 2019 – 11 April 2019
Caretaker: 23 February 2019 – 14 March 2019
President Omar al-Bashir
Preceded by Motazz Moussa
Succeeded by Abdalla Hamdok
Personal details
Born 1951 (age 69–70)
Jubayt, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan
(Modern-day Sudan)

Mohamed Tahir Ayala (Arabic: محمد طاهر أيلا‎; born 1951) is a Sudanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Sudan from February to April 2019. He previously served as the governor of Gezira state beginning in 2015.[1] On 11 April 2019, he was deposed along with the other members of the government in the 2019 Sudanese coup d'état.


Ayala was born in 1951 in Jubayt,[2] and graduated in economics from the University of Khartoum and Cardiff University, with a Bachelor and master's degree respectively.[2] Soon after the 1989 Sudanese coup d'état he was appointed director of the Sudan Seaports Corporation and later became federal minister for roads and bridges.[3] In 2005 he was appointed governor of Red Sea state.[4][5] In November 2017, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir offered Ayala his support for the 2020 presidential election if he were to stand.[6][7] In response, Ayala said, "The demand of the Gezira people and my demand is for 2020 to be the year where al-Bashir is elected for a third term in office. That’s the demand of all of the Sudanese people."


  1. ^ "Sudan's al-Bashir appoints state governor Mohamed Tahir Ayala as prime minister".
  2. ^ a b بروفايل: محمد طاهر أيلا رئيساً لوزراء السودان ... في مواجهة عاصفة الثورة. 23 March 2019.
  3. ^ " - Connecting People Through News".
  4. ^ "Eritrean Airlines launches Port Sudan route - Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan".
  5. ^ "Eritrean Airlines Begins New Flight From and to Asmara-Port Sudan -". Archived from the original on 2019-02-26. Retrieved 2017-11-16.
  6. ^ "Turning point in Sudan as Bashir supports new president to lead ruling party".
  7. ^ Editorial, Reuters. "Sudan's Bashir says would support state governor in 2020 president vote". Archived from the original on 2017-11-16.
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Sudan
Succeeded by