A Sudanese asylum seeker has been arrested in France for allegedly stabbing the director of a refugee centre to death.

Officials in the southern city of Pau said the 38-year-old suspect had recently had his asylum application turned down.

It was also gathered that he did not live at the centre but had stayed there in the past.

The Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said he would go to the scene and offered his condolences to the family of the 46-year-old victim.

The UN-backed Radio Miraya has reported that at least two people have been confirmed dead in the Shirkat area of South Sudan’s capital Juba after a gunman opened fire.

Eyewitnesses say the gunman is a relative of President Salva Kiir.

Army spokesperson Lul Ruai stated that Gen Lual Marine has been arrested.

Local media also said the shooting incident was related to a land dispute.

Reports came this morning that the convoy of the  Sudan prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok, was attacked by an explosion a few meters away from his office in the capital, Khartoum.

Although he survived the apparent assassination attempt, Hamdok has been transported to a safer place and his family has confirmed his safety.

Sudanese state TV stated that Hamdok was headed for His office when the explosion took place. The attack was identified as the vulnerability of Sudan’s transition to civilian rule. 

However, no one has come forward to lay claim on the attack, and the device used in the attack hasn’t been identified. 

Other vehicles which were also parked on the street got damaged by the explosion and their windows were broken. Several people were seen later on on the site of the attack; “With our blood and soul, we redeem you, Hamdok” they chanted.