Thousands protest the deal between Prime Minister Hamdock and the military in Sudan.

File Photo: Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdock and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not shown) will address the media on February 14, 2020 at the German Chancellery in Berlin.Reuters / Hannibal Hanshke / File Photo

November 25, 2021

By Khalid Abdelaziz

Khartoum (Reuters)-tens of thousands of Sudanese protest on the streets of Khartoum and other cities on Thursday and become military leaders after signing a contract to bring back a civilian prime minister exiled in a coup a month ago. Continued to apply pressure.

Powerful protests by prominent political parties and Sudan opposed the decision by Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdock to sign an agreement with the military on Sunday, calling it betrayal and providing political coverage for hijacking.

“The revolution is a revolution of the people. The army is back in the barracks!” He protested in Khartoum’s working-class district, Aldaime. They sought justice for the killed “martyrs” In the demonstration before army-2021-11-25.

Protesters also closed highways in the Sahafa district of the capital. Raising the Sudanese flag, they say, “Barhan you do not control. Refers to Sudanese military leader Abdel Fatta Alberhan.

Live streams on social media also saw protests in cities such as Port Sudan, Kassala, Wad Madani, and El Geneina in West Darfur.

Separately, the United Nations reportedly said that since November 17, at least 43 people have been killed and 46 villages have been burned down and looted in Jebel Moon, West Darfur, due to community violence.

A UN mission to Sudan said, “We are also wary of reports of rape on women and girls and reports of the disappearance of 20 children,” said last year’s peace agreement to protect civilians. Called on the government and armed groups to sign.


Last month’s coup questioned the future of transactions and efforts to end the decades of civil war in Sudan.

A coalition of civilian forces for freedom and change (FFC), which shared power with the army prior to the acquisition, accused the army in a statement Thursday for allowing the security situation in Darfur to deteriorate.

Hamdock’s reinstatement was a concession by military leader Barhan, but major political parties and civilian groups say the military should play no role in politics.

College student Osama Ahmed said he was protesting because Barhan wanted to quell the revolution and prevent the creation of a civilian state.

Under Sunday’s agreement, Hamdock will lead the technocratic government and share power with the military during the political transition expected to last until 2023.

This means that it is based on a previous agreement between military and civilian political forces after Omar al-Bashir agreed to share power until the elections in 2019. The coup destroyed the partnership, and the military has since worked to strengthen its position by appointing and transferring staff to senior positions in the state.

On Thursday, the Cabinet Secretariat decided to cancel the transfer of all officials within the government after October 25 and reserve the Cabinet’s right to make future transfers.

The FFC and its former minister have rejected Hamdock’s agreement because of violent crackdowns on antimilitarist protests over the past month. Hamdock said Sudanese authorities are working on democracy and freedom of expression.

(Written by Michael Georgy, edited by Gareth Jones and William Maclean)

Thousands protest the deal between Prime Minister Hamdock and the military in Sudan

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