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Sudan military junta to reinstate ousted PM Hamdok

Sudan military junta to reinstate ousted PM Hamdok

Sudan’s military government plans to reinstate ousted Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.  On Saturday, the military and civilian political parties have reached a respective agreement, the head of the Umma Party confirmed.

Following recent military coup in Sudan, Abdalla Hamdok, the former prime minister, could become the head of the Sudanese government again. Under a deal, Hamdok will form an independent cabinet of technocrats and all political detainees will be released under the agreement between the military and civilian political parties.

For the military derailed Sudan’s transition towards civilian rule with a coup, it took three weeks to reach the deal weeks. The consensus was reached late on Saturday, nearly a month after General Abdel-Fattah Burhan took down the transitional government led by Prime Minister Hamdok and detained its leaders. The general had previously deposed autocrat Omar al-Bashir in 2019.

Sudan: junta shapes a new government

The October coup in Sudan was slammed widely, both inside the country and internationally. Security forces confronted tens of thousands of protesters who took to the streets in the capital Khartoum and Sudan’s most populous city Omdurman.

The United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on the military leaders to “step back in order to allow the country to return to the path of progress” after the coup on October 25.

An urgent meeting of the Sovereign Council will be held on Sunday before the agreement is formally announced, the Deutsche Welle has learned.