PeopleIntisar el-Zein Soughayroun’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story A.K.A.Intisar al-Zein Soughayroun, Intisar el-Zein Saghayroun, Intisar el-Ze…Is Archaeologist
PoliticianFrom SudanType Social science
1958, Khartoum, Sudan
Intisar el-Zein Soughayroun (also: Intsar, al-Zein, el-Zein, Sghairyoun, Segayron; Arabic: انتصار الزين صغيرون) is a professor of archeology at the University of Khartoum. In early September 2019 Soughayroun became the Sudanese Minister for Higher Education in the Transitional Cabinet of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, during the 2019 Sudanese transition to democracy.
Soughayroun is a professor of archeology at the University of Khartoum. She is involved in ongoing scientific collaboration with the University of Bergen in Norway. Her research interests include the archeology of Islam in Sudan.
2018–2019 Sudanese protests
Soughayroun participated in the 2018–2019 Sudanese protests. One of her nephews was killed in the 3 June 2019 Khartoum massacre. In early July 2019, she expressed scepticism regarding negotiations with the Transitional Military Council, based on past experience, and supported continued civil disobedience. She felt that the TMC was weakening in power.
Minister of Higher Education
In early September 2019, Soughayroun was appointed as the Minister of Higher Education of Sudan (or head of the Higher Education and Scientific Research Council) in the Transitional Cabinet of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, during the 2019 Sudanese transition to democracy. Other women leaders of Sudan during the transitional period include Chief Justice Nemat Abdullah Khair, and Sovereignty Council members Aisha Musa el-Said and Raja Nicola.