Sudanese Defense Minister Dies of Heart Attack

Addis Ababa ,  Sudan’s Defense Minister, Lieutenant General Jama al-Din Omar has died of a heart attack in South Sudan, according to Sudanese officials.

The Minister has died in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, while taking part in peace negotiations between the government of Sudan and armed opposition groups.

He was a member of the Transitional Military Council that took power after toppling Omar al-Bashir last year.

Omar replaced with the sovereign council which runs the country under a 39-month power sharing deal with a civilian government.

Sudan’s transitional government has been engaging in peace talks with rebel groups since October.

Source: Ethiopia News agency