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Sudan’s Hamdok takes office as new prime minister, vows to tackle conflicts and economy

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By ITN News Editor August 22, 2019 12:25

Sudan’s Hamdok takes office as new prime minister, vows to tackle conflicts and economy

Sudan’s new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was sworn in as leader of a transitional government, and vowed to make achieving peace and solving the country’s economic crisis a priority.The appointment of the renowned economist came as General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the outgoing head of the military council, was sworn in as leader of the new Sovereign Council that will run the country for three years until an election after decades of autocratic rule.Burhan and other military officers overthrew veteran leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir in April in response to months of protests over economic hardships and dictatorship.The composition of the 11-member Sovereign Council that will run the country for the transition period, superseding the military council which has been disbanded, was completed, consisting of six civilian and five military figures.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 22, 2019 12:25