By John Ikani
The United States says it’s encouraged by Sunday’s deal reinstating the Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok – but wants more progress before “restoring aid.”
The Biden administration suspended $700 million in aid to Sudan after the military took control of the country in October.
Reacting to the reinstatement of ousted Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, the US State Department repeated calls for all civilian leaders detained after last month’s coup to be released.
Sudan’s Governing Generals have already released some of them, including the head of Sudan’s Congress Party, Omar al-Degeir, and some politicians from Sudan’s biggest party, Umma.
Members of the deposed Transitional Government have strongly ‘criticised Sunday’s deal, calling it a betrayal.
Critics doubt the military will allow Mr Hamdok and his Cabinet of technocrats to hold genuine power.