Sudan military 'to reinstate PM Hamdok after deal'

Sudan's military plans to reinstate Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and release all political detainees under a deal to end weeks of deadly unrest.

That's according to the head of one of the country's main political parties, speaking to Reuters on Sunday.

Head of the Umma Party Fadlallah Burma Nasir, who attended the talks that led to the deal, said that under a new agreement between the military and civilian political parties, Hamdok will form an independent cabinet of technocrats.

Hamdok has agreed to the deal to stop the bloodshed from the protests that followed an October coup, when the military seized power.

That's according to a source close to the ousted prime minister, who could not immediately be reached for comment.

The civilian coalition that shared power with the military previously, however, said it opposed any talks and called for protests to continue on Sunday.

Hamdok was placed under house arrest when the military took over last month, derailing a transition towards democracy agreed after the overthrow of Omar al-Bashir in 2019 that ended his three decades of autocratic rule.

The military dissolved Hamdok's cabinet and detained a number of civilians who held top positions under the power-sharing deal agreed with the military after Bashir was ousted.

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