Sudan Military Reinstates PM Hamdok After Deal
KHARTOUM Sudan’s military reinstated Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Sunday and announced the release of all political detainees after weeks of deadly unrest triggered by a coup.
Under an agreement signed with military leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Hamdok will lead a civilian government of technocrats for a transitional period.
Hamdok said he had agreed to the deal to stop the bloodshed.
“Sudanese blood is precious, let us stop the bloodshed and direct the youth’s energy into building and development,” he said.
But the civilian coalition that shared power with the military previously said it opposed any talks with the “putschists” and called for protests to continue on Sunday.
Even as news of the deal spread, thousands of protesters marched towards the presidential palace in Khartoum in the early afternoon and called for the downfall of Burhan.
Source: Reuters