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Sudanese president undergoes fresh surgery on left knee: state media

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August 11, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese President Omer Hassan al-Bashir underwent a new surgery on Monday evening to replace the joint in his left knee, state media reported.

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There is speculation that Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir will stand down before the 2015 elections (Photo: AFP)

Sudan official news agency (SUNA) quoted presidential press secretary Emad Sid Ahmed as saying that the operation was carried out in accordance with a previous decision by Bashir’s medical team.

Last May, it was announced that the Sudanese leader had a replacement surgery in his right knee. He resumed his official duties three weeks after.

Ahmed said that the same team of surgeons performed the operation today and at the same hospital of Royal Care in Khartoum.

He added that the president will now enter into recovery mode based on doctors’ advise adding that all health and medical signs indicate success of surgery “on all levels”.

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 tumor, 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 but his aides say he did not heed to their advices.

At the African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa in 2012 he appeared visibly frail with a weak voice.

Despite his health woes, Bashir will likely be the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) presidential candidate in elections slated for next April.

He has previously said he will not run again but later appeared to backtrack on these statements.

(ST)

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  • 12 August 2014 09:03, by dinkdong

    Is he still alive?

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  • 12 August 2014 16:29, by marie

    Wish Bashir a speedy recovery. Anything about his past, let God be the judge.

    repondre message

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