Sudan: ‘I don’t think Hamdok took the right step by resigning,’ says Amjed Farid

By Anne-Marie Bissada
Posted on Tuesday, 8 February 2022 17:50

France Summit Supporting Sudan
Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok attends a news conference during the International Conference in support of Sudan at the Grand Palais Ephemere in Paris, Monday, May 17, 2021. (Sarah Meyssonnier/Pool via AP)

Since Sudan's military coup on 25 October 2021, protesters have been out regularly demanding a return to civililan rule, as was the plan under the transitional government formerly headed by Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. Since his resignation on 2 January, the country remains blocked by swaths of daily protesters demanding an end to the military control that has turned increasingly violent and deadly.

Since October, the crackdown on demonstrations have killed some 79 people, and injured over 2000, according to figures released by medical workers aligned with protesters.