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Sudan’s Bashir likely suffers from benign tumor, his brother says


November 8, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir’s recent health troubles are likely the result of a "benign tumor" in his throat, his brother said.

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TV footage showing Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir’s addressing supporters at Sudan’s embassy in Riyadh November, 9 2012 (Al-Shorooq TV)

In statements shown on privately-owned Blue Nile TV, Abdullah Hassan al-Bashir who is also a physician, disclosed that they are awaiting the results of a biopsy performed on his brother which would confirm the nature of the tumor.

The results should come out as early as Saturday, he said without providing further details.

Bashir’s brother’s statements contradicts those made by other officials in the presidency and the government who said that the Sudanese leader suffered from Lipoma that caused a vacuum between vocal cords.

The 68-years old president underwent surgery last August in Qatar performed on his throat that was only recently officially acknowledged. He has limited his appearance and speeches ever since which gave rise to rumors regarding his health and the nature of his illness.

This week it was announced that Bashir traveled to Saudi Arabia on a private visit during which he will undergo medical checks and meet with Saudi officials. A day later however a statement by the government said that Bashir underwent a successful "minor surgery" without elaboration.

Official sources, speaking to Sudan Tribune on condition of anonymity, justified this by saying that the operation was not anticipated but rather necessitated by the results of the tests he took.

Bashir appeared today at the Sudanese embassy in Riyadh and addressed his supporters for the first time since the surgery.

"I assure you that I am in perfect health and do not suffer from any side effects after a small surgery I had yesterday that was successful," he said in a clear and normal sounding voice.


He addressed the recent attack on a weapons factory in the Sudanese capital which Khartoum blamed on Israel.

"Of course, many people wonder how Israeli’s planes sneaked from the Red Sea to reach Khartoum without people engaging with it," Bashir said.

The Sudanese president pointed out that his country has two options to stop such attacks the first of which is normalizing ties with Israel but he swiftly dismissed that option and emphasized that Israel will remain the number one enemy of Sudan.

"Israel is the Zionist enemy and Israel will remain the enemy" going on to say that the viable alternative is seeking to acquire military capabilities to enable it to respond "in kind".

However, he acknowledged the superiority of Israel’s military and noted that the Jewish state used technology that enabled it to avoid radar detection..

"The aircrafts that hit Khartoum and bombed the compound were F-15’s and they are American planes that were in use since a long time ago but they added new features [so that] no radar detects it. Even radars in Djibouti and the US base and the French base were unable to detect those planes," he added.


Bashir also reiterated his rejection to excluding Misseriya tribe in Abyei from taking part in the referendum as the African Union plan proposes saying it paves the way to Dinka Ngok being granted the region and subsequently being annexed by South Sudan.

He emphasized that Abyei is a land belonging to the Misseriya who hosted the Dinka Ngok in the past in reference to the period of Dinka-Nuer conflicts.

Abyei lies on the border between South Sudan and its northern neighbor. Since South Sudan seceded in 2011 various issues have remained unresolved. Despite the success of the most recent round of talks held in Addis Ababa in September, Juba and Khartoum have failed to agree upon the future of the Abyei region.

"Abyei will continue as a part of Sudan and all Misseriya will participate in the Abyei referendum," Bashir said.

The African Union’s Peace and Security Council has given Sudan and South Sudan until December 5 to agree on the final status of Abyei, which Sudanese troops withdrew from in May to end a year-long occupation.


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  • 9 November 2012 08:53, by Foxtail

    go quickly Man for an easy transition in your country

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    • 9 November 2012 09:04, by Dinkawarrior

      Oh! The deadman came back and try to talks like the real people, Am not sure though unless he is lazarus!!

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    • 9 November 2012 09:34, by Robot

      Mr. physician, benign tumors also leads to malignant tumors which is undeniably cancerous!!!. you resort calling it benign because benign is less harmful, well why did you conclude then when the results are still to come on Saturday???. this are the causes of benign:
      Environmental toxins, such as exposure to radiation
      Local trauma or injury

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      • 9 November 2012 16:09, by Paul Ongee

        The 68-year old childless Sudanese President should not speak like that unless confused by lipoma operation. How can the audience believe its ears with this weak voice? He’s simply addressing the audience as a politician who’s struggling to twist the truth, the historical facts of Dinka Ngok.

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        • 9 November 2012 16:12, by Paul Ongee

          The 68-year old childless Sudanese President should not speak like that unless confused by lipoma operation. How can the audience believe its ears with this weak voice? He’s simply addressing the audience as a "Sudanese" politician who’s struggling to twist the truth, the historical facts of Dinka Ngok.

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          • 10 November 2012 08:54, by Paul Ongee

            I think Omer Al-Bashir is one of the politicians who is struggling to twist the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. How can he issue such statements to Sudanese audience in Saudi Arabia or at home that Abyei belongs to the North and Messeriya has been hosting Dinka Ngok for a long time? Hosting means the Dinka Ngok have moved physically to South Kordofan with their cattle to live ..

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            • 10 November 2012 08:57, by Paul Ongee

              Like Messeriy, the whole knows that Administrative transfer of Abyei to South Kordofan “should not” be interpreted as Dinka Ngok themselves moved to South Kordofan in 1905. Dinka Ngok remained in their ancestral lands (Abyei) before and after 1905. It’s the Messeriya who have been seasonally and still moving to Abyei for green pastures and return to South Kordofan where they belong ancestrally,..

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              • 10 November 2012 08:59, by Paul Ongee

                ..culturally and linguistically.
                The question is “Who have been moving seasonally for green pastures and being hosted by who? Is there any proof or track record that Dinka Ngok have been moving to South Kordofan for green pastures and being hosted by Messeriya? No. Lipoma is confusing this Sudanese president.

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                • 10 November 2012 09:00, by Paul Ongee

                  However, the so-called “Cooperation Agreement” signed on September 27th, 2012 should never be used by Khartoum to get Abyei “divided” as it proposes, “interpreted as granted voting rights” of the Messeriya in October 2013 as it persistently insists, or to ignore SPLM-N’s legitimate political rights already stipulated in the CPA since 2005. “Popular Consultation” in SK and BN is never done in..

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                  • 10 November 2012 09:01, by Paul Ongee

                    good faith to transform Sudan democratically once and for all.
                    Denying SRF or SPLM-N’s legitimate rights at the expense of security concern is not striking a cord at all. Khartoum needs to be reminded about the true meaning of cooperation agreement. This agreement involves not only resolving the security issues along the borders but most importantly recognition of SK and BN political rights...

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                    • 10 November 2012 09:02, by Paul Ongee

                      ..before Khartoum opens its wide mouth about security arrangements or nonsensical joint patrols.
                      If Khartoum does not want Juba to mediate because it “cannot” mediate between Juba and the renegade David Yau Yau and other militia groups based in Khartoum, then that is its problem. Otherwise the ongoing security talks will yield no fruit but will only be “limited” to restarting oil production...

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                      • 10 November 2012 09:04, by Paul Ongee

                        ..without agreed security arrangements along the N-S border.
                        You cannot talk about security or border security in particular without recognizing the elements involved in the “perceived” potential insecurity along the N-S border and particularly in Khartoum which is vulnerable for regime change. Khartoum is getting paranoid about what opposition parties, rebel forces and the world are talking...

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                        • 10 November 2012 09:06, by Paul Ongee

                          ..about her democratic performance. It is always easy to come to power through coup d’état but not easy to step down or pave the way for democratic transformation.

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    • 9 November 2012 09:39, by viper

      Not only his country comrade. His absence will be a great relieve to our region couz he is already a rotten onion due to the ICC indictment. Second to that, his death will also relieve our friends, the ISRAELITES from Hamas attack since Hamas is being armed by Beshir. Peace will only come to Africa after his death

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      • 9 November 2012 14:06, by Mi diit

        No Bashir,
        "He emphasized that Abyei is a land belonging to the Misseriya who hosted the Dinka Ngok in the past in reference to the period of Dinka-Nuer conflicts."
        Not true Bashir. The Nuer did not chase the Dinka Ngok from Bahr el Gazal (Warrap) to Abyei where the Messirya hosted them as you claim. They were transferred in 1905 by British through Chief Majok Mading of Dinka Ngok themselves

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        • 9 November 2012 14:59, by Rommel

          Mi diit:
          How many times must I tell you to STOP spouting *lies* or purposely distorting the historical narrative in whole or in part!? You have this terrible habit in which you consistently juxtapose fact with lurid fiction. You ignore facts, distort data, or just make stuff up when all else fails.

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          • 9 November 2012 15:01, by Rommel

            Contrary to what seems to be a widely held belief in this cesspool of ignorance, Deng Majok had no hand in the transfer of Abyei from Bahr el Ghazal to Kordofan in 1905. Abyei was *transferred* to Kordofan by the *Condominium Government*, and not by any of the leaders of Abyei when Arop Biong (the father of Deng Majok) was Paramount chief.

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            • 9 November 2012 15:02, by Rommel

              Paramount Chief Deng Majok only succeeded his father in 1943. Prior to the exit of the British from Sudan, Deng Majok was afforded the choice to either rejoin Bahr el Ghazal or remain in Kordofan... and needless to say he disastrously chose Kordofan over Bahr el Ghazal in 1951, without the approval and/or support of his people.

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              • 9 November 2012 15:14, by Rommel

                The Ngok settled Abyei a full generation before the Misseriya settled in Turda. The Ngok have inhabited Abyei since the late 17th century, decades before the advent of the Misseriya. Kuol Dongbek (Kwoldit) guided his people to this specific part of Bahr el Ghazal, two hundred years before it was transferred to Kordofan in 1905... and over a century before Kordofan became part of Sudan in 1899.

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  • 9 November 2012 08:56, by Robot


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  • 9 November 2012 08:57, by Northern Sudanese

    Thank god, good luck with the coming result. we are with you :) where is that insect that called the video of yesterday out dated XD lol, fucking insects everywhere

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    • 9 November 2012 10:20, by Gen.Quack

      Late gen. Omar may her soul rest in peace, it is a great lost to sudan for such a gang and greedy president. Your president late bashir had been sent to paradise since wensday this month. The late bashir or 68 yrs old president was luti that is why he died in foriegn country like hygena, so death to him once more.

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  • 9 November 2012 08:59, by Northern Sudanese

    all you southerners have is the mouth and the hope that other nations will intervene, but other than that, you are nothing but prisoners in US prisons, your faces are so dam ugly. OMG

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    • 9 November 2012 09:11, by Dinkawarrior

      Northern Sudanese!
      You’re kidding for yourself! Do you know how many North Sudanese terrorists are hostage in the U.S. prisons? Just ask you brother Jalaby, he will tell you everythings you needs to be aware of!

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    • 9 November 2012 10:46, by P.K.M

      Northern Sudanese
      You remember Guantanamo Bay Cuba? A designated prison home for your people; name the prison in Western Hemisphere designated for South Sudanese? None, you can’t name one anywhere in the world.

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    • 9 November 2012 16:38, by jongatong

      Mrs Northern Sudan.
      Stop pointer finger at South Sudanese State, one day one time we are going to collect you idiots. we have been in war with you since 1983 until you accept peace in 2005 and again you are still telling us rabag. why do you accept peace during those those of war and if you would have refused peace we would have reached that Khartoum. Tell me what is Khartoum?

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  • 9 November 2012 09:34, by Makunon

    The throat tumor or cancer begun transmitting lies to the brain and Bashir begin speaking lies for his countdown days. There is no any single dispute between Dinka Ngok and Nuer in the history of old Sudan. Hand over your gov.t and properties before you die

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    • 9 November 2012 10:33, by Gen.Quack

      Sudanese are still being blindfooled that luti is still alive the ambassador is now on preparation to bring his fuckin body to sudan. But if it was me her soul canbe taken to sudan since he is invaluable not producing ane war monger, her soul could be left/throw to the vultures of arab world desert. Ahahaha luti had died ahahahahahaha luti had died.

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      • 9 November 2012 10:56, by Gen.Quack

        Though u go up and down he wil not come unless he is lazerus. Luti had died, luti had died. Death to him once again. Even those who were his companion in two sudans must perish the same way, as he die. Splm/n wil take over.

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  • 9 November 2012 10:49, by 4Justice

    "Misseriya hosted the Dinka Ngok" what a cheeky lie from a 68 year Man!! ya kazab, haram aleek yakhi inta akber kazab fi dunia ya Bashir. reminds me of Hitler:

    “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”
    ?- Adolf Hitler

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    • 9 November 2012 11:21, by Dinkawarrior

      Why not bury him at sea? To be like his friend Osama Bin Laden who was thrown at sea for the fishes to feed on it and enjoy themselves with rotten body. I hope his body will be taken to Indian Ocean or it may be burn as offering to the whole world to smell. The good news is that she has no kids to cry!!

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      • 9 November 2012 20:00, by Ruach

        No he shouldn’t be thrown in the sea as his rotten may cotaminate fishes!

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  • 9 November 2012 13:02, by littlejimmy

    hoooooooooo good news his ass on fire, Bashir dug his own tomb since. you can remeber his picture every were in any station in Khartoum.

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  • 9 November 2012 14:31, by Yei Top

    Ahahahahahahhhhhhhhhhhh, awaiting to hear that Albashir is dead of ..................

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  • 9 November 2012 14:49, by NO PEACE

    Bashir is very near to die than VP peresident will replace his chair.

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  • 9 November 2012 14:51, by panchol

    Northern Sudanese.
    Dinka, Nuer,Murle, shuluk, Anuak, Tapoza, Lotuko, Zande, Bari, Pari , Moru , Jur ,Acholi, Madi, Maridi tribes , Uduk, Brun, Balanda , Kresh are children of one father and mother.
    Abyei will be re-annexed to South Sudan in all ways your NCP party wants.
    "Empty vessels make more noise". proverb!

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  • 10 November 2012 09:33, by Nyak

    Sudanese people were extremely tired of unprogressive Bashir regime. Let that self-center animal go, in order to reduce the regular bloodshed of Sudanes people in North.

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  • 13 November 2012 04:13, by linhaixie

    So what will this fantastic engineering cost? Um..... Perfectly, the electric-heated jacket is set at around $850, and the gloves at, ahem, $400, but what is the real discount north face of incomparable warmth within the rugged outside? The technologies is generally improving, and we know how diligently North Deal with

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