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Sudan to have new PM, sovereign council within week, says military leader al-Burhan

By Jasleen Kaur -- October 29, 2021 12:10 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021
A new prime minister and the sovereign council will appear in Sudan within a couple of days, "within a week at the latest," commander-in-chief of the Sudanese Armed Forces, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, said.

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"I hope this will be done in a couple of days or within a week at the latest," al-Burhan said when asked about the timing for the election of a prime minister and the appointment of members of the sovereign council.

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The Sudanese military had on October 25 detained Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and several other members of the government. Al-Burhan, who heads the Sudanese Transitional Sovereign Council, announced in a televised address to the nation the introduction of a state of emergency and the dissolution of the country's government.

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The next day, it was reported that Hamdok and his wife returned to their capital residence.

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Sudan has been on edge since a failed coup plot in September unleashed bitter recriminations between military and civilian groups meant to be sharing power following the 2019 ouster of former leader Omar al-Bashir.

On top of the political tensions, Sudan's economy has been in a deep crisis, with high inflation and shortages of food, fuel and medicine.

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