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Sudanese ministers resign after prime minister pens deal with coup leaders

Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was released from house arrest before he and coup leader Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan publicly announced a reconciliation deal.
Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok looks on during a deal-signing ceremony with Abdel Fattah al-Burhan.

A dozen Sudanese government ministers resigned from their posts after detained Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok signed a deal on Sunday with the leaders of a military coup who seized power last month, Sudan’s ex-foreign minister said Monday.

Miriam al-Mahdi said 12 of the 17 government ministers from the Forces of Freedom and Change coalition, including herself, tendered their resignations directly to Hamdok after he failed to alert them that he had been released from house arrest and had planned to make a deal with the military junta. 

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