Abdalla Hamdok

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Abdalla Hamdok
عبدالله حمدوك
Mark Green and Abdalla Hamdok at USAID HQ (2) (cropped).jpg
Hamdok in 2019
15th Prime Minister of Sudan
In office
21 November 2021 – 2 January 2022
PresidentAbdel Fattah al-Burhan
Preceded byVacant
Succeeded byOsman Hussein (Acting)
In office
21 August 2019 – 25 October 2021
PresidentSovereignty Council
Preceded byMohamed Tahir Ayala
Succeeded byVacant
Personal details
Born (1956-01-01) 1 January 1956 (age 66)
Al-Dibaibat, Sudan
Political partyIndependent
Other political
Forces of Freedom and Change (until 2021)
Spouse(s)Muna Abdalla
EducationUniversity of Khartoum
University of Manchester

Abdalla Hamdok (also transliterated: Abdallah, Arabic: عبدالله حمدوك; born 1 January 1956) is a Sudanese politician. He was the 15th Prime Minister of Sudan.[1] He first took office on 21 August 2019.

On October 25, 2021, he was arrested by armed men during a coup and taken to an unknown location.[2] The European Union, the United States and other countries have said that they continued to recognise the Hamdok cabinet as "the constitutional leaders" of Sudan.[3] A month later on 21 November, a deal was made in which all political prisoners including Hamdok were released with Hamdok becoming prime minister again.[4] However, he resigned on 2 January 2022 as protests against the military coup in the country got more intense.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Abdalla Hamdok: Who is Sudan's new prime minister?". Al Jazeera English. 21 August 2019. Archived from the original on 23 August 2019. Retrieved 23 August 2019.
  2. Khalid Abdelaziz (2021-10-25). "Sudan PM, ministers detained in apparent military coup". Reuters. Archived from the original on 2021-10-26. Retrieved 2021-10-25.
  3. "We recognize Hamdok as leader of Sudan's transition: EU, Troika envoys". Sudan Tribune. 2021-10-27. Archived from the original on 2021-10-27. Retrieved 2021-10-27.
  4. "Sudan military reinstates PM Hamdok after deal". Reuters. Archived from the original on 2021-11-21. Retrieved 2021-11-21.
  5. Elassar, Alaa; Meilhan, Pierre (2022-01-02). "Sudan's Prime Minister resigns amid violent anti-coup protests that have left at least 57 people dead". CNN. Archived from the original on 2022-01-03. Retrieved 2022-01-03.