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Sudan: Hamdok is in a race against time, as reform pain bites

By Nicholas Norbrook
Posted on Tuesday, 29 June 2021 18:43, updated on Tuesday, 21 September 2021 12:23

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok during a Summit on financing African economies in Paris on 18 May 2021. SIPA

Turning the economy around, reforming the constitution, holding elections and dealing with the military are some of the major challenges facing the post-revolution government in Sudan. Will Hamdok's government be able to show some gains before the pains of his reform agenda cause trouble?

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok delivered his message emphatically – “we have to rebuild our economy if our political transition is to work.”

That means listening to the calls for economic opportunities from the hundreds of thousands of revolutionaries who had mobilised across the country against the brutality and corruption of then president Omar al-Bashir and the Islamist National Congress Party regime.