Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Sudan defence minister dies during peace talks


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Sudanese Defence Minister, Lieutenant General Jamal Ibrahim has died in the course of holding a peace talk in Juba, South Sudan.

The chairman of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan, Abdel-Fattah Burhan, said on Wednesday.

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Mr Ibrahim, 60, died of a heart attack, Burhan and army spokesman Brig. Amer Muhammad al-Hassan said in separate statements.

Mr Ibrahim was in Juba for ongoing peace talks between Sudan’s transitional council and two armed movements, which are mediated by South Sudan.

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Sudan’s army was making arrangements to send a plane to Juba to recover Ibrahim’s body, according to al-Hassan.


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