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Sudanese military leader and ousted prime minister sign agreement

The head of the Sovereign Council of Sudan, General Abdel Fatah al-Burhan, and Abdullah Hamdok, previously ousted by the military from the post of prime minister, signed a political agreement. This was announced on November 21 during a broadcast on Facebook by Sudan TV.

The document was signed at the Palace of the Republic, the residence of the Sudanese leaders in Khartoum. The agreement reverses the decision to remove Hamdok from office.

Earlier on Sunday, the Sudanese army lifted all travel restrictions from Hamdok.

On November 3, the politician, ousted from power by the Sudanese military on October 25, agreed to become the head of the new Cabinet. The new government will include independent technocrats, sources said.

On October 25, Hamdok was detained by the military. General Fattah al-Burhan addressed the nation, declaring that he was dissolving the Sudanese government, while declaring a state of emergency in the country.

Following a military coup in April 2019, President Omar al-Bashir, who had served as head of state for more than 30 years, was ousted from power. The coup came amid protests that swept across the country. The protesters demanded that al-Bashir’s government cut prices, as well as solve the problem with power outages.