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Sudan Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok Resigns

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The Prime Minister of the Republic of Sudan, Abdalla Hamdok has resigned his position.

Naija News understands that Hamdok’s resignation follows after a mass protest by different groups of citizens of the North African country at the capital Khartoum.

The Sudanese Military had recently made life uneasy for Hamdok, first by putting him under house arrest and thereafter reinstated him with an agreement to share power.

Citizens, however, expressed fear that the military wants a total takeover and hence staged mass protests across the streets asking to return to full civilian rule.

Thousands of the Sudanese citizens marched against Hamdok’s recent deal to share power with the army, who staged a coup in October.

In the process of the protest, the military forces reportedly staged another violent crackdown, leaving two people dead.

Announcing his position in a televised address, Mr Hamdok said the country was at a “dangerous turning point that threatens its whole survival”.

He said he had tried his best to stop the country from “sliding towards disaster”, but that “despite everything that has been done to reach a consensus, it has not happened”.

Naija News learnt that under the agreement reached with Mr Hamdok in November, the prime minister was supposed to lead a cabinet of technocrats until elections were held.

It was, however, unclear how much power the new civilian government would have, and citizens are concerned saying they do not trust the military.

Thousands of people were all over the streets of the capital Khartoum and the city of Omdurman on Sunday, chanting and calling on the military to leave politics alone.



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