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Sudan’s Hamdok wants coup reversed as condition for dialog: Spokesman

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Sudan’s ousted prime minister Abdalla Hamdok is maintaining his condition that all detainees be released and the situation returns to the status quo before the military coup of Oct. 25 before he will engage in a dialog to find a settlement to the crisis, his spokesman said on Facebook on Wednesday.

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Western countries cut off hundreds of millions of dollars in desperately needed aid to Sudan after General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan dissolved a power-sharing government led by Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Monday October 25.

The power-sharing government was meant to steer Sudan to elections in 2023 after long-serving ruler Omar al-Bashir was toppled two years ago.

Opponents of the coup held mass demonstrations on Saturday.

The US and United Nations dialed up the pressure on Burhan on Thursday, when the Security Council called for the restoration of the civilian-led government and President Joe Biden said his nation like others stood with the demonstrators.

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