Aisha Musa el-Said

Aisha Musa el-Said (also Asha, Ayesha, Mousa, Elsaid, El Said, Saeed, Arabic: عائشة موسى السعيد) is a Sudanese translator and politician who served as a member of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan, the country's collective head of state, between August 2019 and May 2021.[1] Musa was one of six civilians to hold seats in the 11-member transitional government council, which took power following the Sudanese Revolution; the remaining five members were nominated by the Sudanese military. Musa and fellow Sovereignty Council member Raja Nicola are the first two women in modern Sudanese history to hold the role of a head of state. Musa is known as a women's rights activist[6] and for advocating for improved, fairer and more decentralized education, and for the practical application of acquired knowledge in Sudan.[7]

Aisha Musa el-Said
عائشة موسى السعيد
Member of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan[1]
In office
21 August 2019  12 May 2021 [2]
Prime MinisterAbdalla Hamdok
Preceded byAbdel Fattah al-Burhan (as Chairman of the Transitional Military Council and head of state)
Personal details
BornEl-Obeid, North Kordofan, Sudan[3]
Spouse(s)Mohammed Abdul-Hayy[4]
Known forwomen's rights activism in Sudan[6]

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