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Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok resigns after mass protests

BoomRadioNG | January 4, 2022
Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has resigned after another day of mass protests rocked the capital Khartoum.
Thousands marched against a recent deal he had done to share power with the army, who staged a coup in October.
Chanting “power to the people”, protesters called for a return to full civilian rule. But military forces again responded with force, leaving two people dead.

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok of Sudan
Ola A .Alsheikh, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

In a televised address, Hamdok said the country was at a “dangerous turning point that threatens its whole survival”.
He said he had tried his best to stop the country from “sliding towards disaster”, but that “despite everything that has been done to reach a consensus… it has not happened”.
Hamdok’s decision to quit leaves the army in full control.
Paul Ayorinde

Written by BoomRadioNG

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