Sudanese military leaders and citizens have reached an agreement to reinstate Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, who was ousted during a coup last month.
According to an agreement signed on Sunday, the military will also release government officials and politicians detained since the coup.
The country’s top official, Adel Fattah Burhan, said in a televised statement that Hamdok would lead an independent technical cabinet until elections were held. It is not yet clear how much power the government will have. It was to be under military control.
Thousands march in Khartoum to protest Sudan’s coup
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The coup, more than two years after the uprising forced the removal of longtime dictator Omar al-Bashir and his Islamist government, has come under fire.
Sudanese people have been taking to the streets in large numbers since the military coup, which has fueled the country’s fragile democratic transformation. The agreement comes just days after doctors said at least 15 people had been killed in a fire during a series of anti-coup protests. Hamdok has been detained by house leaders for weeks.
Earlier, military and government officials who spoke on the issue said they also saw the release of government officials and politicians detained since the coup on October 25. The largest political party to the treaty, the Umma Party, has issued a statement saying it has not signed the agreement.
Officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information, said the U N, the U S and ot hers had “played a key role” in making the agreement. The largest political party to the treaty, the Um ma Party, has issued a statement saying it has not signed the agreement.
The United States, its supporters and the Unit ed Nations have condemned the use of force by anti-government protesters.
Meanwhile, thousands of people took to the streets of the capital, Khartoum, on Sunday to protest the overthrow of the government and demand the transfer of power to the common people. Protesters waving the Sudanese flag chanted “The power of the people! Soldiers must stay in custody. ”