Sudan official denies rumors of Bashir’s death

A rumor had circulated on social media platforms claiming that the Sudanese president has died of a heart attack. (AP)

The office of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir denied rumors that the president has passed away of a heart attack.

Taha Othman, the director of Bashir’s office, told Al-Arabiya.net that the president is in good health and is resuming his presidential tasks.

“I am sitting next to President Bashir in Morocco and enjoying the rain. We are getting ready to leave in a while to Guinea to participate in the Arab-African Summit,” Othman said.

A rumor had circulated on social media platforms claiming that the Sudanese president has died of a heart attack.

The fourth Arab-African Summit will kick off on Wednesday in Guinea and last for two days.

The summit will discuss several issues such as the burden of debts in Africa in addition to fighting terrorism, resolving conflicts and improving political coordination and cooperation among Arab and African leaders regarding major issues such as the Palestinian cause.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 13:59 - GMT 10:59
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