Sudan’s military chief reinstates prime minister ousted after last month’s coup

General Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan appeared with Hamdok at a signing ceremony at the Presidential Palace, according to a live video broadcast on state television.

The deal agreed by Hamdok and Al-Burhan also includes the release of political detainees who were imprisoned after the October 25 coup, according to Mudawi Ibrahim, a senior official with the National Forces Initiative, who helped mediate the talks. .
Hamdok becomes leader of the transitional government again, which was first established after the overthrow of former strongman and President Omar al-Bashir in 2019. Hamdok and Al-Burhan also agreed to a power-sharing agreement between the leaders. civil and military, but it will include a restructuring not yet specified, according to Ibrahim.
  • General Burhan would reestablish the Council of Ministers that was dissolved after the October 25 coup.
  • Political detainees jailed after the inauguration (including the government, politicians and protesters) would be released.
  • A unified army would be created.
  • A committee will be formed to investigate the protests after the October 25 coup.
  • Sudan’s constitution would be amended to include new articles to specifically delineate the civil-military partnership in the transitional government.
Sudan's military chief, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, holds a press conference in Khartoum on October 26, 2021.

Hamdok was released Sunday from house arrest, under which he had been placed after the coup, according to a source within the National Forces Initiative. A witness said that the security forces surrounding Hamdok’s residence since last month were withdrawn, but his personal guard remains in place.

The agreement has met resistance in Sudan. Police fired tear gas at a large group of protesters near the Presidential Palace in Khartoum on Sunday, according to eyewitnesses on the ground. The protests started in the center of Khartoum and then moved to the Presidential Palace in the center of the city.

In response to reports on the agreement, the Darfur Bar Association said in a statement: “There is no negotiation again” and “the solution begins with holding Al-Burhan accountable for the crimes committed since October 25, 2021.” .

“The Association assures that any initiative or negotiation for an agreement between the parties yesterday to bring Hamdok or others (like him) to power ‘will not bring any results’ when the demands and rights of the people of Sudan are not met.” added the statement.

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok sits next to Sudan's top general Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan as he speaks at a reinstatement ceremony in Khartoum, Sudan, on November 21, 2021.

The agreement was rejected by the Sudan Forces for Freedom and Change (FCC) coalition, which said on Sunday that “there is no negotiation, association or legitimacy for the coup plotters.”

They also said that the crimes of the regime, from the dissolution of the constitution to the repression and violence against the people, must be brought to trial for justice to be done. The FCC outlined further allegations against the military in its remarks, to which the military has not responded directly.

“We have nothing to do in any agreement with this brutal gang, and we are working with all peaceful means to bring down this (gang), working with all the forces of the revolution, professional groups, resistance committees and all honorable people. “. “the FCC statement said.

The statement concluded by calling for a “new and glorious revolution”, which “will tighten the bond with those behind the coup and lead to their downfall.”

Sudanese protesters demonstrate against the seizure of military power in Khartoum, Sudan, on Sunday, November 21, 2021.

The Sudan Doctors Union (SDS) also rejected the news of the political agreement reached by the Sudanese army and Hamdok.

“News is circulating about an initiative being announced announcing a political agreement,” SDS said in a statement.

The SDS added: “Whether it is true or not, we, the Legitimate Union of Doctors of Sudan declare:




The blood of the martyrs still waters the streets and has not dried

#The revolution is a revolution of the peoples “.

Sudan entered a crisis last month after the army dissolved the country’s power-sharing government and declared a state of emergency.
The measure sparked protests and condemnation from the military.

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