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AFRICA: Sudan PM survives assassination attempt in Khartoum

AFRICA: Sudan PM survives assassination attempt in Khartoum

AFRICA
Sudan’s prime minister survived an assassination attempt Monday after an explosion went off near his convoy in the capital of Khartoum. Abdalla Hamdok, a longtime economist, tweeted he was “safe and in good shape” following the explosion. Sudanese state TV said Hamdok had been heading to his office when the attack took place. Hamdok also tweeted a photo of himself smiling and seated at his desk, while a TV behind him showed news coverage reporting he’d survived. The attack highlighted the fragility of Sudan’s transition to civilian rule, almost a year after pro-democracy protesters forced the military to remove autocratic President Omar al-Bashir from power and replace him with a joint military-civilian government, which has promised to hold elections in three years. ...
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