After agreement with military, prime minister returns to power in Sudan

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, after signing the agreement| Photo: EFE/EPA/Sudan Presidential Palace

Sudan’s military reinstated Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Sunday (21) just under a month after a coup d’état in which Hamdok himself was arrested, as well as most of his cabinet members and several civilian leaders. The military also promised to release all political prisoners.

According to Reuters, according to an agreement signed with military leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Hamdok, who had been appointed for the first time after the overthrow of dictator Omar al-Bashir in an uprising in 2019, will lead a civilian government transition.

The coup, launched on October 25, provoked mass demonstrations against the military. In the crackdown on these protests, more than 41 people were killed. Despite the return of Hamdok, the prime minister has a strong rejection among a large part of the Sudanese population, as well as a commitment to the military, and new protests were registered after the announcement of the agreement.

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