What Is Happening in Sudan?: The Coup & Abdalla Hamdok
In October 2021, the prime minister of Sudan, Abdalla Hamdok, and his cabinet were arrested in a coup d’etat led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan. The coup was followed by domestic and international condemnation, as a result of which, the general later signed a deal with Hamdok, reinstating him as the interim prime minister. The author, Ayesha Waseem, explains that General Al-Burhan had, simultaneously, appointed himself as the chairman of the new Sovereign Council – the main decision-making body in Sudan. This decision ultimately caused the protests in the country to intensify.