Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok announced Monday, February 08, 2021, the formation of a new government composed of ministers from various armed groups, including Darfur, military and opposition members under Omar al-Bashir. An agreement reached after months of negotiations.
A new government was formed in Sudan in accordance with the peace agreement signed in October 2020 between the transitional government, formed after the coup against Omar El Béchir, and the Sudanese Revolutionary Front, a coalition of five rebel groups and four political movements for an inclusive government.
This new government team is made up of 25 ministries managed by various armed groups, including Darfur, military and opposition members. Only the post of Minister of Education, which requires additional consultations, is not yet filled. This is therefore an important step in the implementation of the peace agreement signed with the armed groups. The next step is to have a transitional Parliament in place by February 25.
Former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, 75, was dismissed by the army on 11 April 2019, putting an end to 30 years of authoritarian power marked by the war in Darfur and the split of Sudan. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed in Darfur.Sufficient for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to charge El-Bashir with crimes against humanity and genocide. However, the proceedings were finally suspended due to lack of UN support.
The Sudanese president came to power in 1989 and led the country for 20 years before organizing the first presidential election in 2010, in which he won.