Sudan’s army chief, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the country’s ousted caretaker Prime Minister, Abdullah Hamdak, have reached an agreement. This will pave the way for the release of imprisoned ministers and politicians and the restoration of civilian rule in a country under military rule. However, the coalition of Sudan’s main opposition parties is reluctant to accept such an agreement. They want a complete withdrawal of military rule in the country.
Fadlullah Burma has mediated between the deposed civilian government and the army in Sudan. He is the head of the National Ummah Party, the country’s political party. He told the media about the agreement reached between the two sides on Sunday, local time.
Burma said General Burhan and Abdullah Hamdak had reached a political agreement. Through this Hamdak will return to power. Political prisoners will be released.
A civil society delegation of Sudanese academics, journalists and politicians was working to reach an agreement between the two sides. However, it is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
Following the news of the agreement, the Sudanese army lifted the ban on the movement of house arrester Abdullah Hamdak today. Troops have been evacuated from the front of his home in the capital, Khartoum.
However, a coalition of Sudanese opposition forces, the Forces of Freedom and Charge, said yesterday that a political settlement with the military was unacceptable. Because the common people of Sudan have given blood on the streets in favor of lifting the military regime, not political compromise.
After three decades in power, the Sudanese army ousted the government of President Omar al-Bashir in 2019. Since then, the country has been ruled by military and civilian governments, sharing power. On October 25, the Sudanese army staged a coup and took full control of state power. General Burhan declared a state of emergency, dissolving the country’s interim government.
Since then, anti-military protests have been taking place in various cities in Sudan, including Khartoum. Protesters are demanding that state power be handed over to civilian authorities and that the leaders of the recent coup be brought to justice.
At least 40 people have been reported killed in post-coup clashes in the country. Western nations, including the United States, and the United Nations, have been pressuring the Sudanese military to hand over power to a civilian government.