Home | News    Thursday 6 November 2008

Thousands of Sudanese mourn the former president

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

November 5, 2008 (KHARTOUM) — Tens of thousands of Sudanese mourners lined the streets of Khartoum Wednesday for the funeral of a former president in a potent show of strength for one of Sudan’s strongest opposition parties.

JPEG - 14.1 kb
Opposition leader Mohamed Osman al-Mirghani (L) and VP Ali Osman Taha (2nd L), stand over the coffin of Sudan’s former president, Ahmed al-Mirghani, upon its arrival at Khartoum airport, Nov 5, 2008 (AFP)

Ahmed Al-Mirghani who was latest democratically designated president of Sudan from 1986 to 1989, died on Sunday in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria, where he had lived.

Draped in the Sudanese flag, Mirghani’s coffin was carried on the shoulders of military officers, saluted by an honour guard and received by Vice President Ali Osman Taha at Khartoum airport after being flown from Egypt.

The body of Ahmed Al-Mirghani arrived today in Khartoum and was transportrd to the family crypt in the Khartoum North where it was buried.

The funeral also saw the return of Mohamed Osman Al-Mirghani, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party. Thousands chanted his nickname, Abu Hashim, as they followed the funeral procession from the airport through the city.

This sad occasion was considered by some leaders of the Democratic Unionist Party as an opportunity to speed up the party’s reunification, amid the growing popular disaffection of the embattled President Omer Al-Bashir who also attended the funerals.

The funeral was attended by senior government officials, leaders and prominent figures of the political parties and the Sudanese society, members of the diplomatic corps, leaders of the Sufi sects and Islamic and Christian religious leaders.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 6 November 2008 11:34, by messiah

    SOrry!!

    May Almighty God rest your life in peace and be blame for having died as a muslim.

    There is no time for the dead to convert so get converted dear muslims who are biotic.

    Sudan lived in ruin during your time and no shall a child be named after you, get wasted and rot.
    May God inform His people before the world ends.
    Thanks

    Yours Messiah

    repondre message

  • 8 November 2008 23:27, by Kuich waaluak

    May God Bless your soul and rest in eternal life. people should respect the Dead and make no useless comments!!

    repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Sudan’s removal from terror list taints U.S. values 2018-11-10 08:34:32 November, 9th, 2018 The Honorable Michael Richard Pompeo Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C St NW, Washington DC 20520 USA RESPONSE BY SUDAN LIBERATION MOVEMENT (SLM/A-AW) TO (...)

R-ARCISS: A Peace that divides the signatories and non-signatories 2018-11-10 07:58:28 By Tito Awen, Juba-South Sudan I keep wondering if peace can divide or unite the partners. I am not so young nor unmindful not to have known what happened after signing of the Comprehensive (...)

U.S. Move Ignores Sudan’s Abuses Against its Own People 2018-11-09 06:56:11 U.S. Considers Lifting Sudan’s ‘Terror State’ Designation By Jehanne Henry With all eyes on mid-term elections in the United States, almost no one noticed that on the same day the US State (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Progress observed at end of second month of R-ARCSS implementation 2018-10-22 06:44:02 Press Release 21 October 2018 South Sudanese government released 24 detainees in the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement said the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) (...)

4th Annual Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum Announced for 25th October 2018 2018-10-15 12:38:14 PRESS RELEASE OCTOBER 14, 2018 Africa’s leading entrepreneurship-focused philanthropic organisation, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), has announced October 25, 2018, as the date for its (...)

Unity State community in Kenya supports Khartoum peace agreement 2018-08-17 08:33:21 PRESS STATMENT 14th Aug, 2018 Re: We shall Rally behind Khartoum Peace Agreement The Unity State Community Association in Kenya was established in 2010 to organize and mobilize the people of (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2018 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.