Field Marshal Abdel Rahman Suwar Al-Dahab (otherwise known as suwar al-dahab or al-dahab; born 1934) was the president of sudan from april 6, 1985 to may 6, 1986. born in elobeid. in 1934, he graduated from the sudanese military academy. he became a prominent figure when former president gaafar nimeiry appointed him chief of staff, and then minister of defence and general commander of the armed forces in 1984.
in 1985 he launched a coup ousting president gaafar nimeiry leading to him becoming the chairman of the transitional military council. following elections, he surrendered power to the government of sadiq al-mahdi in 1986. in 1987, he became chairman of the islamic call organization. as of september 2010, he still holds that post.