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Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok resigns

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Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok said he would step down from his role. The move comes less than two months after he was reinstated following a military coup.

Sudan's civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok announced on Sunday that he was stepping down from his role.

His resignation comes six weeks after he was reinstated as part of an agreement with the military that originally overthrew the government in October.

"I decided to give back the responsibility and announce my resignation as prime minister, and give a chance to another man or woman of this noble country to help it pass through what’s left of the transitional period to a civilian democratic country," Hamdok said in a statement.

Hours before the announcement, thousands of protesters took to the streets in the capital calling on the military to stop interfering in the transition.

Hamdok's decision comes amid stunted attempts to carry out a democratic transition in the country. He has called for a roundtable discussion to table a new agreement on how this can be achieved.

"I have tried my best to stop the country from sliding towards disaster," he said, addressing the nation.

"In view of the fragmentation of the political forces and conflicts between the (military and civilian) components of the transition... despite everything that has been done to reach a consensus... it has not happened", he said.

Sudan "is passing a dangerous turning point that threatens its whole survival", he added.

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