Sudan's Prime Minister reorders Government after reinstatement |  News

Sudan’s recently reinstated Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok, ordered a halt to the firing of public officials and a review of all appointments made after their arrest in last month’s military coup in the face of opposition from the Sudanese people over the agreement between the premier and the leadership. military.


Deposed Sudanese premier to return to rule after agreement with military

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan seized power and detained Hamdok on October 25, but after international condemnation and mass protests, he reinstalled the prime minister last Sunday.

After the coup, al-Burhan dissolved key institutions and removed the heads of state media, public companies and banks, as well as many provincial officials. Ambassadors who announced defections were also relieved of their duties.

Hamdok himself was placed under house arrest after the coup, which sparked a wave of massive street protests that triggered a deadly crackdown by security forces.

This Wednesday Hamdok ordered: “the immediate cessation of dismissals and hiring in national and local public institutions until further notice.”

The prime minister, who remains without a cabinet after returning to office in a controversial deal with Burhan, said “recent hires and firings will be studied and reviewed.”

Twelve of the 17 Sudanese bloc ministers calling for a purely civilian government resigned on Monday, rejecting Hamdok’s strategy of engaging with the army.

Despite the agreement that resulted in the release of a handful of politicians, dozens of others remain in detention.

Organizers of the protest have accused Hamdok of “treason” and have vowed to keep up the pressure on the civil-military authority overseeing Sudan’s transition.

Activists have taken to social media to call for “Martyrs Day” demonstrations on Thursday in honor of the 41 protesters killed in the post-coup crackdown.

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