Sudan: Hamdok warns of ‘dangerous turning point’ as he quits government

By Morris Kiruga
Posted on Monday, 3 January 2022 09:06

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

Sudan’s embattled Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok resigned on Sunday, less than two months after he was reinstated following a coup in October 2021.  

In a televised address, PM Hamdok said that “despite everything that has been done to reach a consensus…it has not happened.” He added that he had tried his best, and said he was resigning to “…give a chance to another man or woman of this noble country to….help it pass through what’s left of the transitional period to a civilian democratic country.”

Despite his reinstatement in November, PM Hamdok had found his position untenable as mass pro-democracy protests continued. In addition to campaigning for civilian rule, pro-democracy protestors rejected the November 21 power-sharing deal Hamdok made with the military, which required him to name a new cabinet overseen by the military.