Sudan Prime Minister to be Reinstated by the Coup Leader

The army chief of the Sudan military says he  has reached an agreement to  reinstate the country’s Prime Minister, Hamdok.

The agreement comes more than three weeks since General al-Burhan derailed Sudan’s transition towards civilian rule with a coup.

On October 25, al-Burhan declared a state of emergency, dissolved the interim government, and arrested the civilian leadership – drawing widespread international condemnation and provoking people to take to the streets.


Hamdok was placed under house arrest when the military seized power. Sudan’s military lifted restrictions on his movement and removed the security forces that were stationed outside his home on Sunday, his office said.

Thousands of protesters marched towards the presidential palace in Sudan’s capital Khartoum ahead of an expected meeting between army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and ousted Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.


Demonstrators carried Sudanese flags on Sunday as well as pictures of those killed during recent protests against last month’s coup, and shouted chants against al-Burhan. Tear gas was fired by security forces at protesters as they approached the presidential palace.


The march followed reports that Sudan’s military plans to reinstate Hamdok and release detained civilian leaders after last month’s military coup.