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Sudan: PM Hamdok orders suspension of sackings and government appointments


AA / Khartoum

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok issued a directive on Wednesday to immediately suspend sackings and civil service appointments in all government institutions.

A directive issued by the prime minister’s office, reviewed by the Anadolu Agency, said Hamdok “ordered the immediate suspension of sackings and appointments in all government institutions at the national (central government) and state (state governments) levels. States) until further notice “.

According to the directive, Abdullah Hamdok decided “to submit the appointments and dismissals that have taken place recently for study, evaluation and review,” without providing further details.

Since last October 25, the Sudanese army commander, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, has issued dismissal and appointment decisions in government ministries, institutions and enterprises, following a serious crisis in Sudan .

This situation followed the state of emergency instituted by al-Burhan, which dissolved the Sovereignty Council and the Council of Transitional Ministers and sacked the governors, after ordering the arrest of party leaders and ministers. and senior officials, within the framework of measures qualified by the political forces and the popular demonstrations of “military coup”.

Abdullah Hamdok and al-Burhan signed a political agreement made up of 14 articles on Sunday, the most striking of which is the Prime Minister’s return to office, and this, after about a month of his dismissal, the formation a government of competences (without affiliation to a party) and the release of political detainees. The two parties pledged to work together to complete the democratic transition.

* Translated from Arabic by Mounir Bennour.

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