Sudan’s Military Reinstates ousted Civilian Prime Minister
Sudan’s ousted Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has been reinstated following last month’s coup when he was put under house arrest.
He has appeared on TV to sign a new power-sharing agreement with coup leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan amid continuing mass protests.
The civilian coalition that nominated Hamdok as Prime Minister two years ago has refused to acknowledge any new deal.
On the streets of capital, the security forces have fired tear gas at protesters marching towards Khartoum’s presidential palace, demanding the military’s complete withdrawal from politics.
Hamdok was quoted by Reuters news agency as saying he had agreed to the deal to stop the violence: “Sudanese blood is precious, let us stop the bloodshed and direct the youth’s energy into building and development.”
It is not clear how much power the reinstated prime minister and his cabinet of technocrats will have.
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