Sudan Prime Minister survives attempted assassination

UN Photo/Cia Pak Abdalla Hamdok, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Sudan, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s 74th session.

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations.


Sudan’s Prime Minister survived a reported assassination attempt in the capital Khartoum on Monday, tweeting after the incident that he was “safe and in good shape”.

Briefing reporters, the UN’s Spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric, said UN chief António Guterres was “shocked and saddened” to learn of the attack, and expressed “full solidarity” with the Prime Minister and people of Sudan.

The joint UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) also released a statement expressing “deep regret” at the attempted assassination.

UNAMID’s Joint Special Representative, Jeremiah Mamabolo, said “we are both deeply shocked and saddened by this serious incident. It is indicative that the perpetrator(s) of such a heinous act aims to derail the transitional period. The hopes of the Sudanese people for a transition to peace, freedom and justice must prevail.”

Mr. Hamdok was appointed to lead Sudan’s transitional Government last August, after its longterm ruler, Omar al-Bashir, was deposed by the military in response to months of popular protest against his rule.

So far nobody has claimed responsibility for the assault on the Prime Minister’s convoy, which the country’s information minister is reportedly describing as a “terrorist attack”. The political transition has led to many former key figures in politics and the military, losing influence and authority.

‘Full support’ from UN Mission

“UNAMID and its leadership reiterate their full support to Prime Minister Hamdok in his endeavors to see Sudan through a successful transition in a manner that achieves the hopes and aspirations of the Sudanese people for a peaceful, stable and prosperous future”, said Mr. Mamabolo.

Nobody was reported to have been hurt in Monday’s attack, which reportedly took place near the northeastern entrance to a bridge which collects the north of the city to the Prime Minister office in central Khartoum.

Mr. Hamdock said on Twitter: “Rest assured that what happened today will not stand in the way of our transition; instead it is an additional push to the wheel of change in Sudan.”

the sting Milestone

Featured Stings

Can we feed everyone without unleashing disaster? Read on

These campaigners want to give a quarter of the UK back to nature

How to build a more resilient and inclusive global system

Stopping antimicrobial resistance would cost just USD 2 per person a year

2014 will bring more European Union for the big guys and less for the weak

More women and girls needed in the sciences to solve world’s biggest challenges

More accessible products and services for disabled and elderly people

UN launches new framework to strengthen fight against terrorism

The Commission neglects the services sector and favours industry

Antibiotic resistance: challenges and solutions

German heavy artillery against Brussels and Paris

Indonesian tsunami death toll climbs over 400 as Government-led relief efforts are stepped up

South Africa’s economy in 5 charts

Global Trade Identity can be the cornerstone of paperless trade

Corporations must help shape a better world – or risk being left behind

How to build a better world for heart health after COVID-19

4 key ways countries can finance their SDG ambitions

Berlin cannot dictate anymore the terms for the enactment of the European Banking Union

My experience living with depression and schizophrenia in Thailand

From Kenya to China, here’s why countries should start working together on AI

Employment and Social Developments in Europe review: why social fairness and solidarity are more important than ever

Africans can fight COVID-19 with stakeholder capitalism

Panic buying of face masks and other supplies puts healthcare workers at risk, says WHO

MWC 2016 LIVE: Stripe gives payments leg-up to startups in emerging markets

When nations work together, hope prevails and collective solutions can be found – UN chief tells Peace Forum, marking World War centenary in Paris

Brussels enraged with Swiss referendum result to keep out EU citizens

‘Emulate his example’ urges UN chief as world celebrates Nelson Mandela: a ‘global advocate for dignity and equality’

Europe rethinking its severe austerity policies

Commission approves emergency measures to protect eastern Baltic cod

In post-COVID Latin America, investment in infrastructure can bring back tourism – and rebuild the economy

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: Busting the myth by looking at the facts

Plenary highlights: Commission changes, EU budget and climate law

Central Mali: Top UN genocide prevention official sounds alarm over recent ethnically-targeted killings

Online radio and news broadcasts: Parliament and Council reach deal

US-China trade war at point of no return: Washington’s demands go beyond tariffs

In 2020 Asia will have the world’s largest GDP. Here’s what that means

Chart of the day: This is why we need to protect nature’s pollinators

Agreement on EU instrument supporting border management and common visa policy

What does Tsipras have to offer to the rest of Europe? Is it worth an early advance of €10 billion? Berlin sturdily denies it

The mother of all fights about inflation, growth and banks

14 ways to protect your mental health in the pandemic, according to Public Health England

Female leaders warn about the erosion of women’s rights

Team Europe: The European Union disburses €25 million to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus crisis in The Gambia

G7: A serious setback hardly avoided in iconic Biarritz

Why women aren’t allowed to work

COVID-19: A coordinated EU health strategy needed, say MEPs

UN chemical weapons watchdog adds new powers to assign blame, following attacks

Somalia’s population, international partners must be energized to sustain country’s ‘upward trajectory,’ says senior UN official

A record number of people will need help worldwide during 2020: Global Humanitarian Overview

Three ways to improve your corporate culture in the #MeToo era

This is what happens when a school swaps french fries for quinoa

The Commission offers exit from the EU budget stalemate

What cryptocurrencies will do to the integrity of politics

End discrimination against women and children affected by leprosy

EU and Indian flags at EU-India Summit in New Delhi last October (copyright EU 2018, Source: EC - Audiovisual Service)

India and the EU get close to revive talks on proposed Free Trade Agreement

Sri Lankan authorities must work ‘vigorously’ to ease simmering ethno-religious tensions, urges UN rights expert

Climate change will force us to redefine economic growth

FROM THE FIELD: Sailing a traditional and sustainable path in Fiji’s tropical waters

Human rights ‘core to sustainable development’: deputy UN chief

Europe faces economic turmoil as Italy gets closer to the Excessive Debt Procedure

Indonesia is buzzing with entrepreneurial spirit. And others in ASEAN aren’t far behind

Europe is designing satellites that ‘surf’ their way past space debris

‘Compelling case’ for urgency around global disarmament, UN-led forum told

UN chief condemns explosion at election rally in Zimbabwe that injured dozens, including senior politicians

More Stings?

Advertising

Speak your Mind Here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s