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Sudan: Hamdok’s resignation triggers calls for sanctions, direct aid to revolutionaries

By Julian Pecquet
Posted on Tuesday, 4 January 2022 22:06, updated on Wednesday, 5 January 2022 15:06

Protesters march during a rally against military rule following last month's coup in Khartoum
Protesters march during a rally against military rule following last month's coup in Khartoum, Sudan December 30, 2021. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

The resignation of Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok over the weekend has triggered calls for the US to rethink its support for Sudan’s transitional government and get tough on the country’s military leaders.

With thousands of protesters taking to the streets this week to demand the disbandment of the ruling Sovereign Council, the Joe Biden administration is under growing pressure to take a more forceful approach.