Home | News    Wednesday 25 March 2020

Sudan’s defence minister dies from heart attack in Juba

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

March 25, 2020 (KHARTOUM/JUBA) - Sudan’s Defence Minister Lt Gen Jamal Omer Wednesday morning died of a heart attack in Juba where he was taking part in the last phase of peace negotiations with the armed groups.

JPEG - 10.3 kb
Latest photo of the late defence minister Jamal Omer co chairing with Yasir Arman (unseen) a meeting on the security arrangement committee in Juba on 24 March 2020 (SC photo)

Omer was leading the government negotiating team for the talks on the security arrangement with the armed groups of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) in Darfur and the Two Areas.

His body will be transferred to Khartoum today. However, it is not clear if he will be buried in Khartoum or in his home area of Hajar Alasal in the Nile River State.

The official news agency SUNA said that peace talks might be suspended but there is no official from the South Sudanese mediation.

In a statement issued on Wednesday morning, the Council of Ministers mourned the late minister and eulogised his efforts for peace in the country.

Omer was known as a friend He was graduated from the military college in the same Batch 31 together with the head of the Sovereign Council Abdel Rahman al-Burhan.

Two days ago, the late minister said resolved to finalize peace talks with the armed groups despite the worldwide health crisis of coronavirus.

A South Sudanese official described him as an outstanding knowledge and negotiating skills.

“I knew Gen. Jamal personally. I met him during the days of South Sudan peace talks in Soba, Khartoum in 2018 and we once had a good conversation when he was the head of the technical team for security arrangements on the side of the mediators.

He played a very crucial role in mediation especially on the security arrangements during peace talks. He was such good man and Sudanese will surely miss him, wrote David Lawrence Lual, the official spokesman of the National Democratic Movement, one of the key members of the South Sudanese Opposition Alliance (SSOA).

(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.
  • 25 March 2020 09:56, by Midit Mitot

    As peace negotiator, God doesn,t want you to have unhealthy reservations. R.I.P General!

    repondre message

Comment on this article



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



Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


What Makes an Uprising? 2021-09-03 17:29:45 By: Dr Lam Akol* In an undated article, Hon. Atem Garang de Kuek discussed what was required for an uprising in South Sudan to succeed as did three uprisings in the recent history of Sudan (...)

Is IGAD partly responsible for current confusion in South Sudan? 2021-08-21 09:41:17 By Bol Khan In April 2016, Radio Tamazuj posted and answered questions about the fainting Security arrangements or demilitarization of the capital, Juba as stipulated in 2015's signed ARCSS and (...)

South Sudan People Coalition for Civil Action (PCCA) is to create warlords 2021-08-19 11:06:28 By Steve Paterno In South Sudan, where just about everyone has access to guns (tons of them), and almost every ambitious politician is a potential warlord, any slight destabilization of the (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Statemeny bu Hala al-Karib to UN Security Council on women conditions in Sudan 2021-09-15 11:59:16 Statement by Ms Hala Al-Karib to the UN Security Council 14 September 2021 Madam President, Excellencies, My name is Hala Al-Karib and I am the Regional Director of the Strategic Initiative (...)

Joint Communiqué on the visit of H.E. the Prime Minister of the Republic of Sudan to Juba 2021-08-23 11:23:26 19 – 21 August 2021 His Excellency Dr Abdallah Hamdok, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Sudan and Chairperson of IGAD, accompanied by Ministers of Defence, Foreign Affairs, Trade, (...)

S. Korea supports UN communities building resilience project in Sudan’s Blue Nile 2019-09-09 09:26:41 UNDP Sudan September 5, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - An agreement was signed on 5th of September between the Korean Ambassador, His Excellency. Lee Ki-Seong and Dr. Selva Ramachandran, Resident (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2021 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.