Sudanese minister killed in plane crash in south Kordofan
August 19, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s religious affairs was killed today in a plane crash this morning in Talodi, South Kordofan, the official a news agency announced today.
Minister Ghazi Al-Sadiq was heading with other government officials to the troubled state to perform Eid prayer marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan when his plane went down killing him and the accompanying delegation.
There are not details about the cause of the incident but the government said the plane crashed due to harsh weather conditions in the outskirts of Talodi airport.
The Sudanese government is fighting a rebellion in the South Kordofan led by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) since June 2011.
The two parties are holding talks since last July in implementation of a roadmap prepared by the African Union mediation team endorsed by UN Security Council in its resolution 2046.
Talks are expected to resume during the last week of August after the signing of a humanitarian agreement to distribute food to the affected civilians in the rebel held areas.
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