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Sudan’s deposed prime minister calls for reinstatement

Sudan’s deposed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok claims that restoring his administration, which was deposed in a military coup, might open the way for a political settlement in the country.

Abdella Hamdok spoke during a meeting with ambassadors from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Norway at his home, where he is under house arrest, according to the information ministry.

Thousands of Sudanese marched in protest on Saturday against the army’s power grab on October 25, in which senior General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan dissolved the government, imposed a state of emergency and arrested Sudan’s civilian leadership.

Since the protests, major cities across the country appear to be dead. Some economic operations have come to a halt.

Few shops were opened in Khartoum, for example, where many government officials are refusing to work as part of a statewide protest campaign.

On numerous streets in Khartoum and Omdurman, soldiers from the army and the feared paramilitary Rapid Support Forces could be spotted.

By JN Wamanji

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