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Chaos on Khartoum airport tarmac as Sudanese singer’s body arrives home


January 17, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese authorities briefly suspended landing and takeoff at Khartoum International Airport on Thursday following a breach of the tarmac by mourners of singer Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz who passed away at a hospital in Jordan yesterday.

Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz

The situation got so chaotic as confusion prevailed over the arrival time of the private chartered plane carrying his body. Some of the crowd hovered around several planes thinking it contained his coffin.

Police eventually managed to disperse the gathering inside the runway after using tear gas. There were also limited clashes between the police and mourners at the nearby airport street.

The director of Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) had ordered a plane dispatched to Amman to bring home the late singer’s body who died from complications of stomach ulcers. He was a declared clinically dead a day before.

Thousands of hysterical fans flocked to Abdel-Aziz’s home in Khartoum to express their sadness amid scenes of loud weeping while some passed out.

Government and opposition leaders alike mourned the 44-years old singer calling him an iconic figure in the history of Sudanese music.

Abdel-Aziz appealed immensely not only to the younger generations but also to older ones who enjoyed his voice which was labeled as unique by music critics.

Singer Abdel Gadir Salem described Abdel-Aziz as an exceptional artist "who will not be repeated" in the history of music in Sudan adding that the events today were a testimony to his popularity and love he enjoyed among ordinary Sudanese.

Abdel-Aziz was born in 1967 Khartoum to a middle class family and began to demonstrate artistic capabilities at a young age.

He initially started as an actor but in the late 80’s he launched his music career with the help of established singers including Salah Iban al-Badiya. His first album was released in 1994 and his subsequent ones were record selling.


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  • 18 January 2013 12:50, by Mapuor

    Mahamoud Abdel Aziz was indeed a great singer,may God rest his soul in peace.

  • 18 January 2013 12:53, by master

    he was pro-SPLM
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    • 19 January 2013 03:08, by Observer

      N Sudanese,
      You sick little bigoted blind man.
      He was liked by all- if you read the article both government and opposition expressed their sadness.
      What does that tell you?

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  • 18 January 2013 19:03, by Kenyang

    These chaos, commotions show status of this man.
    RIP Aziz,
    may your life lives on in your music...

    • 18 January 2013 20:19, by Peacocktail

      He just compose the song advicing the regime to learn from the history. Better to work for unity.......the regime hate him and poison him in Jordan hospital..Just Duodenal ulcer do not kill faster..... Aziz we shall miss your voice for change in Sudan... God may you rest his soul in peace and wait for those who kill him. The Mourners should protest massively against lossly regime that kill her ow

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    What a great singer,we will missed you.
    Rest In Peace.
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    My heartfelt condl goes to the families, If God were to ask who to take, peopleof Khartoum would have propose criminal Bashir to go instead of Abdel-Aziz

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      people of khartoum don’t prefer anyone to pass away, not even traitors!

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