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Sudan’s army command decided to reinstate PM Hamdok

14:17, 21 November 2021
Sudan’s army command decided to reinstate PM Hamdok Photo: Ala Kheir/dpa/Global Look Press

The outsted Prime Minister of Sudan Abdalla Hamdok will be reinstated following a new deal reached with the military.


Hamdok was under house arrest ever since the army succeeded in overtaking the country following a coup last month. 

The deal was reached after thorough negotiations between the various sides of the conflict which include the military, civilian leaders and ex-rebel groups. 

On the 25 of October the country entered a state of emergency and the civilian government was dissolved.

This has led to massive protests around the country which resulted in confrontation with security forces.

At least 40 people are reported to be dead due to the protest. 

The head of Sudan’s Umma Party Fadlallah Nasir said that the deal will take effect starting from Sunday. 

The military also said that it will release former government members who were detained and promised to allow a lawful transition to democracy.

The coup has severely damaged the situation in Sudan as following the events last month the international community denounced the coup, the World Bank stopped its financial aid to Sudan while the African Union went as far as suspending the country’s membership.