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Sudan’s Defence Minister Dies in South Sudan

Sudan’s minister of defense, 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.

He was a member of the Sovereign Council that took power under a 39-month power-sharing deal between the military and civilian groups after the toppling of former President Omar al-Bashir in 2019. 

The minister passed on at Pyramid Continental hotel, where he had been staying. It’s however not yet clear what caused his death.

BBC Report

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