Afp, Reuters and Sputnik
La Jornada newspaper
Monday, November 22, 2021, p. 32
Khartoum. The Prime Minister of Sudan, Abdullah Hamdok, removed from office after the coup a month ago, took back the reins of the transition after an agreement reached yesterday with General Abdel Fattah Burhan, while in the street a teenager died in the protests .
The army announced the release of all political detainees after weeks of deadly unrest sparked by the coup.
Under an agreement signed with the military leader, General Abdel Fattah Burhan, Hamdok will lead a civilian government of technocrats during a transitional period.
The organizations that promoted the revolt that ended the 30-year dictatorship of Omar al Bashir, in 2019, announced that they rejected the traitor agreement that only commits its signatories, according to the Sudanese Professionals Association, the spearhead of the protests from two years ago. It’s Hamdok’s political suicide, according to them.
The United Nations Integrated Mission for Assistance in Sudan welcomed the agreement reached between Commander Burhan and Hamdock, and highlighted in a statement the importance of protecting the constitutional order.
Meanwhile, in the streets, the mobilization continued. Hamdok has sold the revolution, was one of the slogans.
A 16-year-old man died from a gunshot wound in Omdurman, a suburb of Khartoum, according to doctors who speak of many wounded by gunshots.
Hamdok explained that he accepted the deal to stop the bloodshed and asked to direct the energy of youth towards construction and development.
When the military took power on October 25, Hamdok was placed under house arrest, derailing the transition to democracy agreed upon after the overthrow of Omar Bashir.
The coup sparked mass demonstrations against the army, and doctors aligned with the protest movement have reported that security forces have killed 40 civilians in increasingly violent crackdowns.
The UN warned that all parties in Sudan must act constructively and in good faith to restore constitutional order and transition.
The United States encourages the agreement signed to reverse the military coup, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday, although he warned against the use of excessive force to disperse protests.
I am encouraged by the dialogue in Khartoum, Blinken tweeted.