SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 3 December 2021, Friday |

Sudan military to reinstate ousted PM Hamdok after agreement reached

According to Fadlallah Burma Nasir, the head of Sudan’s Umma Party, Sudan’s military intends to reinstate ousted Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok following an agreement reached in the late hours of Saturday.

According to Nasir, Hamdok will form an independent cabinet of technocrats, and all political detainees will be released as part of an agreement reached between the military and civilian political parties.

Nasir stated that he attended a meeting late Saturday in which mediators reached an agreement.

According to a source familiar with the negotiations, the Sovereign Council will hold an emergency meeting on Sunday before announcing the agreement.

The agreement comes more than three weeks after Sudan’s transition to civilian rule was stymied by a military coup led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.

The coup brought to an end a transitional partnership between the military and civilian groups that had assisted in the deposition of former President Omar al-Bashir in 2019.