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President Bashir undergoes knee surgery in Khartoum

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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.

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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.

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  • 12 May 2014 17:16, by barbayo

    Sudantribune
    refused to gave facts Sudanese people the presidentOmar Bashir was ready pass way yesterday in Royal hospital in khartoum ,assembly lobby who is to be president next?

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