May 11, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir underwent a“ successful” knee surgery at the prestigious Royal Care hospital in Khartoum, the presidency announced on Sunday.
- Libya’s National Transitional Council’s chief, Mustafa Abdel Jalil (R) shakes hands with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (L) upon Bashir’s arrival at Tripoli International Airport on January 7, 2012 (MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)
Bashir’s press secretary, Emad Sid Ahmed, said in a statement to official news agency (SUNA) that Bashir is now in a good condition and recovering well after the surgical operation, which was conducted by a Sudanese medical team.
The 70-year-old president underwent throat surgery in Qatar more than a year-and-a-half ago and another one a few months afterwards in Saudi Arabia.
A year ago, he secretly flew again to Saudi Arabia again for a medical checkup, according to a presidential source at the time.
Bashir’s brother, Abdullahi al-Bashir, a physician, later admitted that his younger sibling was suffering from a throat tumour, but insisted that medical tests proved that the swelling is benign.
The president was reportedly advised at the time by doctors to cut his public appearances and speeches.