Sudan's minister of defence dies of heart attack

 

Jamaleldin Omar,

Omar was a member of the Sovereign Council that took power under a 39-month power-sharing deal with the civilian government.

By Reuters

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Published: Wed 25 Mar 2020, 8:03 AM

Last updated: Wed 25 Mar 2020, 1:24 PM

Sudan's minister of defence, Lt Gen Jamaleldin Omar, has died of a heart attack in South Sudan, where he was taking part in peace negotiations between the government and armed movements in Juba, a spokesman for the Sudanese army said early on Wednesday.

Omar was a member of the Sovereign Council that took power under a 39-month power-sharing deal with a civilian government after the toppling of former president Omar al-Bashir.





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