…By Larry John for TDPel Media.
The death of Asia Abdelmajid, a renowned movie actress, has sparked fears for the safety of civilians in the capital city of Sudan.
The actress was caught in the crossfire between warring factions in northern Khartoum, despite the recent ceasefire agreement.
Fighting between the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and military forces continues to impact residents in the area.
Abdelmajid, who was 80 years old, gained fame for her comedic roles and was well-known for her performance in the play “Pamseeka” in 1965.
Her performance was shown at the National Sports Hall in Omdurman during the first anniversary of Sudan’s first revolution against a military coup leader.
She also made history as Sudan’s first professional boxing actress before becoming a school teacher.
Unfortunately, she was shot and killed on the grounds of a school and was buried just hours later.
The circumstances of her death remain unclear, and it is unknown which faction fired the fatal shot during the conflict in Bahri, a neighborhood outside Khartoum.
The RSF armed forces and military forces continue to clash, with the military preferring aerial assaults.
RSF fighters claimed they thwarted an attempted police raid on Wednesday.
The lack of clarity regarding the circumstances of Abdelmajid’s death and the ongoing fighting in the area has led to concerns for the safety of civilians.
UN’s Top Aid Official Warns Desire to End Fighting Not Yet Apparent
In addition to the concerns for civilian safety, a top aid official from the United Nations has warned that the desire to end the fighting is not yet apparent.
The official spoke with leaders of the rival Sudanese forces and expressed concerns about the ongoing conflict.
The ongoing fighting between the RSF and military forces in Khartoum highlights the fragility of the ceasefire agreement and the difficulty of achieving lasting peace in the region.
The death of Asia Abdelmajid, a well-known and beloved actress, is a tragic reminder of the toll that conflict takes on innocent civilians.
The lack of clarity regarding the circumstances of her death underscores the need for transparency and accountability in addressing the conflict in Sudan.