BREAKING: Sudanese Prime Minister survives assassination attempt
March 9th 2020 (Nyamilepedia) — Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok has survived an assassination attempt targeting his convoy in the capital Khartoum, state television and a source in the cabinet said on Monday.
The report said Hamdok survived car bomb explosion, and has been moved to a safe location.
His family confirmed he was safe following the explosion, which targeted his convoy.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
Hamdok was appointed prime minister last August, after pro-democracy protests forced the military to remove the autocratic President Omar al-Bashir and replace it with a civilian-led government.
Military generals remain the de facto rulers of the country and have shown little willingness to hand over power to the civilian-led administration.
Nearly a year after al-Bashir’s ouster, the country faces a dire economic crisis. Inflation stands at a staggering 60% and the unemployment rate was 22.1% in 2019, according to the International Monetary Fund.
The government has said that 30% of Sudan’s young people, who make up more than half of the over 42 million population, are without jobs.