Sudan coup: Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok Finally Bows Out.

Sudan’s PM Abdalla Hamdok has resigned after mass protests in Khartoum.This after a deal he had made with the Military angered the citizenry.

Sudan coup: Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok Finally Bows Out.
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Chanting "power to the people", protesters called for a return to full civilian rule. But military forces staged another violent crackdown, leaving two people dead.

This is seen as a step back in trying to establish a democratic transition since the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir two years ago.

Civilian and military leaders had made an uneasy power-sharing agreement after the army staged a coup on 25 October and initially placed Prime Minister Hamdok under house arrest.

Under the agreement reached with Mr Hamdok in November, the reinstated prime minister was supposed to lead a cabinet of technocrats until elections were held. But it was unclear how much power the new civilian government would have, and

Protesters said they did not trust the military.

More than 50 people have been killed at protests since the coup, including at least two on Sunday, according to the pro-democracy Sudan Central Doctors' Committee.

Coup leader Gen Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has defended last October's coup, saying the army had acted to prevent a civil war that was threatening to erupt. He says Sudan is still committed to the transition to civilian rule, elections to be held in a year’s time.