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Abdalla Hamdok has been reinstated as Sudanese Prime Minister

The tense situation in Sudan is likely to calm down after the signing of a political agreement allowed Abdalla Hamdok to return to the post of prime minister.

Military leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan signed the agreement on Sunday with Hamdok, with the aim of restoring civilian rule after about a month of military coup.
The 14-item agreement, signed at the President’s residence, also calls for the release of all political prisoners, especially those arrested during the coup, and the 2019 constitution to serve as a guide for the country’s current transitional period.
Hamdock was detained at his home when the military took over the reins of power on October 25, disrupting the democratic transition reached after the ousting of longtime dictator Omar al-Bashir in 2019.
The military overthrew the Hamdok cabinet and detained a number of high-ranking government officials under a power-sharing agreement after Bashir was ousted.
The country has witnessed a series of protests since the coup.