Sudan opposition does not recognise Hamdok, military deal

Sudan opposition says it does not recognise Hamdok, military deal
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21 November, 2021
The Forces of Freedom and Change say they do not recognise any political deals with the military and that mass protests will continue.
Sudan's General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok reached a deal for Hamdok's return, mediators said on Sunday [Getty]

Sudan's main civilian opposition coalition, the Forces of Freedom and Change, said on Sunday it does not recognise any political agreement with the military.

The coalition said mass protests rejecting the military's power grab last month will continue. 

This comes after Sudan's General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok reached a deal for Hamdok's return and the release of civilian leaders detained since a military coup, mediators said Sunday.

Burhan on October 25 declared a state of emergency and ousted the government in a move that upended a two-year transition to civilian rule, drew international condemnation and punitive measures, and provoked large protests.

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"A political agreement has been reached between General Burhan, Abdalla Hamdok, political forces and civil society organisations for Hamdok's return to his position, and the release of political detainees," senior Sudanese mediator Fadlallah Burma, acting head of the Umma party, told AFP.

The deal includes the restoration of Hamdok as prime minister, the release of all detainees, and what it said was the resumption of the constitutional, legal and political consensus governing the transitional period, according to mediators.

(Reuters, AFP)