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The 14-point agreement, signed at the Presidential Palace in the capital, Khartoum, provides for the release of civilian leaders detained during the coup and the return of Hamdok to the post of prime minister.

But the people continued to protest against the military and did not accept the agreement (See below), That According to the BBC, the British network was shut down by gunfire from Hamdock’s head..

Video footage, left-to-right: Sudanese Interim Military Council Vice President Mohammed Hamdan Takalo, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok during the signing ceremony of an agreement to restore civilian rule in the country. Khartoum on 21 November 2021 – Photo: AFPTV

The coup was carried out by al-Burhan, October 25th. In addition to the arrests of Humbok and other civilian leaders, The General released an official statement on state television and declared a state of emergency nationwide.

On the day of the coup, thousands of people protested in the streets of the capital, Khartoum, and the neighboring city of Omturman, blocking roads and burning tires, while security forces used tear gas to disperse them.

Protests continued, the military increased its repression, used live ammunition and It killed at least 40 people in almost a month.

Struggles against the contract

Despite the agreement on Sunday, people continued to flee cities across the country and continued to protest. Many civil society organizations rejected the agreement and supported a non-military government.

Sudanese protest against political agreement in the capital, Khartoum, on November 21, 2021, after a military coup that undermined democracy’s weak transition – Photo: Marwan Ali / AB

Crowds gathered in front of the presidential palace in Khartoum, where the agreement was signed, and security forces retaliated by firing tear gas to disperse protesters. According to the Reuters news agency, some chanted “Hamdok has sold out the revolution.”.

When the Prime Minister returned to power, he defended the agreement and declared it It aims to restore democratic change in the country and end the bloodshed.

“I know our young people are capable of sacrificing, resolving and giving up everything that is precious. But Sudan’s blood is precious.

Sudanese protest against political agreement in the capital, Khartoum, on November 21, 2021, after a military coup that undermined democracy’s weak transition – Photo: Marwan Ali / AB

Sudan is the third largest country in Africa by land area, with a population similar to that of Argentina and has one of the lowest human development indices (HDI) in the world.

The country is located between sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and is bordered by seven neighboring countries (Egypt, Libya, Chad, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea), with access to the Red Sea.

In Africa, Sudan is second only to the Democratic Republic of Algeria and Congo in regional expansion and has a population of about 42 million (Argentina has a population of about 45 million).

To Independence of South Sudan in 2011, Sudan was the largest country on the continent (and in the Arab world).

Sudan – Photo: g1

Its capital is Khartoum, where the White Nile and Blue Nile rivers meet and form the Nile, and Islam is the country’s main religion.

Sudan has a HDI of 0.510 and is ranked 170th out of 189 countries, along with Haiti (the poorest country in the United States) and behind Afghanistan (169th).

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