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Sudan PM: We will speed up dismantling Bashir's regime

KHARTOUM, SUDAN - FEBRUARY 8: Prime minister of Sudan Abdalla Hamdok announces major Cabinet reshuffle during a news conference on February 8, 2021 in Khartoum, Sudan. Prime Minister Hamdok said the new Cabinet will focus on economic reforms, peace-building, a balanced foreign policy, restructuring of civilian and military entities, and justice for the victims of civil wars in the country. ( Mahmoud Hjaj - Anadolu Agency )
Prime minister of Sudan Abdalla Hamdok in Khartoum, Sudan on 8 February 2021 in Khartoum, Sudan [Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency]

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok yesterday confirmed that the special committee established to dismantle the regime of former President Omar Al-Bashir will speed up its operations.

"We will speed up the completion of the transitional authority structures," Hamdok said, adding that "real urgent decisions will be issued to fortify the transition" stressing that "the current partnership must be strengthened."

Earlier in the day, Sudanese authorities said they had foiled an attempted coup orchestrated by Al-Bashir loyalists.

Hamdok explained that "the coup attempt involved planning to create chaos in cities and closing roads in eastern Sudan."

Unrest in Port Sudan in the east of the country formed part of the plot to destabilise the country, he continued.

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