Home | News    Thursday 23 April 2020

President Kiir orders flags to be flown at half-staff to honour Sudanese politician

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation


April 23, 2020 (JUBA) - South Sudan President has ordered to lower the national flag at half-staff for three days to mark the death of Mansour Khalid, a veteran Sudanese politician and a former member of the historical SPLM who died on late on Wednesday .

Khalid died in Khartoum late on Wednesday night at the age of 89 years old.

His death sparked an outpouring of tributes from across the political spectrum in the two Sudans. The former foreign minister was one of the few northern Sudanese politicians that joined the SPLM under the leadership of the late John Garang.

Mansour, was one of the SPLM negotiators for the CPA that ended the civil war in Sudan and paved the way for the independent South Sudan.

After the independence of South Sudan, he remained in touch with President Kiir and his former comrades and worked during the first years to promote the young nation and to attract Arab investors.

"On his address in his office on Thursday, President Salva Kiir ordered the flags to be flown half-mast for a period of 3 days in honor of the death of the late Dr Mansour Khalid who contributed tirelessly in South Sudan liberation struggle," said the presidency in Juba on Thursday.

"President Salva Kiir described the late Dr. Mansour Khalid as brilliant, Fighter and a hero and whose death has a big loss to both Sudan and South Sudan," further said the presidency.

Following the eruption of the war in the South Kordofan between the SPLA-N fighters led by Abdel Aziz al-Hilu and the Sudanese army in June 2011. He in vain sought to quell the conflict and prevent the extension of the conflict to the Blue Nile.

His comrade Yasir Arman who is in Juba taking part, in the peace process disclosed in an obituary for Mansour Khalid that the late asked him last December to inform Kiir that "he would like to bid farewell to the people of South Sudan and the President before he leaves"

Following what, Kiir directed to take the needed arrangements and he came to Juba and met President Kiir on 14 January.

In Khartoum, the Sovereign Council and the government released separate statements mourning Khalid’s passing.

(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.
  • 24 April 2020 06:50, by Fathi

    Great loss for both Sudans. It’s a good gesture on the part of President Kiir for the honorable Dr. Mansour Khalid

    repondre message

  • 24 April 2020 09:16, by King of Nyamlel

    We should also honor Late Edward Lino who died recently in India.

    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


Darfur ethnic attacks must be fully addressed 2021-05-06 04:16:34 Ahmed Elzobier A series of blunders have contributed to the tragic situation in Sudan’s West Darfur region and continue to expose civilians to violence, notably among them the premature (...)

Give credit they deserve 2021-04-30 21:13:25 Ngor Arol Garang While the visit of the government delegation to Chad had triggered debates and depictions in social media reflective of a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and (...)

South Sudan elections must be held on time 2021-04-18 07:30:37 The Government is bent on postponing the elections: a response to the statement of the Ministry of Presidential Affairs dated 14 April 2021. By Lam Akol The Press Secretary of the President of (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


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 (...)

Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders back calls for civil rule 2019-04-26 10:22:06 Press statement by 55 Sudanese lawyers and Human rights defenders on Sudan Sit-in and Peaceful Protest Khartoum -24/04/2019 We, the undersigned (55) Sudanese lawyers and human rights defenders, (...)

South Sudan’s Lafon youth condemn killings of civilians by Pari community 2019-04-03 21:54:29 Press Statement on the Fighting between Pari/ Pacidi and Lotuko/Lokiri on 24/3/2019 Release by The Lafon County Youth Union: We, the Lafon County Youth Union hereby condemn the atrocities and (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2021 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.