Muhammad Ahmad Mahgoub

Muhammad Ahmad Mahgoub
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Muhammad Ahmad Mahgoub
6th Prime Minister of Sudan
In office
10 June 1965 – 25 July 1966
President Ismail al-Azhari
Preceded by Sirr Al-Khatim Al-Khalifa
Succeeded by Sadiq al-Mahdi
In office
18 May 1967 – 25 May 1969
President Ismail al-Azhari
Preceded by Sadiq al-Mahdi
Succeeded by Babiker Awadalla
Foreign Minister of Sudan
In office
Preceded by Mubarak Zarouk
Succeeded by Sayed Ahmad Keir
In office
Preceded by Sayed Ahmad Keir
Succeeded by Muhammad Ibrahim Khalil
In office
Preceded by Ibrahim al-Mufti
Succeeded by Ali Abdel Rahman al-Amin
Personal details
Born (1908-05-17)17 May 1908
Aldawem, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan
Died 23 June 1976(1976-06-23) (aged 68)
Khartoum, Sudan
Political party National Umma Party

Muhammad Ahmad Mahgoub (Arabic: محمد أحمد المحجوب‎; 17 May 1908[1] – 23 June 1976[2]) was both Foreign Minister and then the 6th Prime Minister of Sudan. He was also an important Sudanese literary writer, who published several volumes of poetry and literary criticism in Arabic.[3]

He was born in the city of Aldewen in 1908, but then moved to Khartoum at the age of seven. Mahgoub graduated from engineering school in 1929 and in 1938, he obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Gordon Memorial College. He was elected to parliament in 1946. After independence, Mahgoub was foreign minister between 1956 and 1958, and then again between 1964 and 1965. In 1965, he was elected Prime Minister, but subsequently forced to resign. In 1967, he was elected Prime Minister for the second time and served in that position until 1969.


  1. ^ Aleksandr Mikhaĭlovich Prokhorov (1982). Great Soviet encyclopedia. Macmillan.
  2. ^ "Index Ma-Mam". Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  3. ^ Mohamed Ahmed Mahjoob Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine. Sudan Embassy in Canada

Further reading

  • Abd al Hayy, M. (1976). Conflict and Identity: The Cultural Poetics of Contemporary Sudanese Poetry. Khartoum.
  • Ahmed O.H. and Berkley, C.E. (eds.) (1982) Anthology of Sudanese Poetry. Washington DC.