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Sudan’s prime minister resigns as pro-democracy protests violently repressed

Abdalla Hamdok quits on same day at least two protesters killed by security forces during unrest in Khartoum and other cities

Sudan’s prime minister has announced his resignation amid political deadlock and widespread pro-democracy protests following a military coup that derailed the country’s fragile transition to democratic rule.

Abdalla Hamdok, a former UN official seen as the civilian face of Sudan’s transitional government, had been reinstated as prime minister in November as part of an agreement with the military following the October coup. In that time he had failed to name a cabinet and his resignation on Sunday throws Sudan into political uncertainty.

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