Ministers Resign as Sudan Prime Minister Hamdok Returns to Office


Eleven ministers representing the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC), who participated in the transitional government before the military junta seized power in a coup d’état in Sudan on October 25, 2021, have announced that they have submitted their resignations in writing to Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok, disavowing an agreement signed in Khartoum on Sunday with junta leader

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, stating that the agreement “legitimises and perpetuates the military coup regime”.

Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok

Hamdok is to form an independent cabinet of technocrats and all political detainees will be released under the agreement between the military and civilian political parties. However, a number of pro-democracy groups rejected the deal and called for coup leaders to be put on trial for undermining the regime, and for crimes against peaceful demonstrators. The FFC was a major driver of the revolution that overthrew the 30-year Al Bashir dictatorship in 2019, and has been a convenor of an ongoing campaign of civil disobedience and mass demonstrations since the coup, Radio Dabanga reports.

Source: All Africa

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