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Sudan's prime minister halts government appointments

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok decides to cancel all appointments across governmental positions in the wake of the Oct. 25 incidents.
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok gives a press conference with the French president and the Sudanese prime minister during the International Conference in support of Sudan at the temporary Grand Palais in Paris, France, May 17, 2021.

CAIRO — In response to the demands of nearly 16 political parties and components, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok who regained his position, as per a political agreement concluded between him and Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, issued a decision to stop appointments and dismissals and to review all decisions of dismissal and appointment taken by Burhan following the Oct. 25 events. Hamdok stressed, during his meeting with party representatives, that all decisions taken by Burhan during his detention will be immediately reviewed.

Following the events of Oct. 25, in which Burhan overthrew Hamdok’s government and arrested him along with a number of members of his government, imposed a state of emergency, dissolved the former Sovereignty Council and suspended some provisions of the constitutional document, the current head of the Sovereignty Council moved to relieve the heads of government banks of their positions and appointed others in their place. He also relieved six Sudanese ambassadors, the incumbent Attorney-General Mubarak Mahmoud and seven public prosecutors of their positions. He appointed many new officials, in the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Information, Justice, the Sudan TV & Radio Corporation and the Press and Publications Council of Sudan, and all companies’ boards of directors were dissolved.

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