Home | News    Wednesday 1 July 2020

Two military state governors resign ahead of civilians’ appointment


July 1, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - Northern State Governor Maj Gen Mohamed al-Hassan al-Saouri, and South Darfur Governor, Maj Gen Hashim Khalid Mahmoud resigned from their positions on Wednesday.

PM Abdallah Hamdok reads a decision before to sign (SUNA photo)The resignation of the two military governors came ahead of an expected decision replacing all the military governors by civilians nominated by the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC).

Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok pledged on 29 July to implement a number of reforms also, he further stressed that important decisions will be announced within two weeks.

Sudanese officials told Sudan Tribune under the cover of anonymity that the changes will touch the police, the governors and the cabinet.

Hamdok resisted the FFC and delayed the appointment of governors to allow the peace talks in Juba to make progress as the armed groups demand to associate them to the process.

Reliable sources in Khartoum say that other governors have already resigned from their position in response to the 30 June huge demonstrations across the country.

Several commentators wrote articles advising him to use the renewed legitimacy give to his government by the street to expedite the democratic reforms.

Salah Shuaib, a former FFC spokesman during the revolution criticised Hamdok’s “flexible dealings” with the “remnants” of the former regime who are still in the different institutions and continue to obstruct the change.


Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 5 July 07:03, by Angelo Achuil

    Khartoum is acting smarter than us - getting civilians to govern civilians! They are getting out of bloodbath, sinking debt, and isolating sanctions while we keep sinking into these. How much longer to put up?

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.

Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis

Why Sudan’s interests lie in U.S. delisting and normalization with Israel 2020-10-22 06:08:56 By: Trayo A. Ali How will the de-linking of the American process for removing Sudan from the State Sponsor of Terror (SST) list from its process of normalizing relations with Israel diminish (...)

No to calls for anti-peace protests 2020-10-22 06:07:08 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman Some traditional Sudanese political parties have grown old and are crying out to demand that the Sudanese people go out on October 21, 2020, in a major demonstration to (...)

The 21 October March: Who is the Enemy? 2020-10-21 05:52:11 By Yasir Arman One of the main features of the December revolution is its vitality and the broad participation of women and youth, resistance committees, martyrs' families, forces from the (...)


Latest Press Releases

Sudan: Performing arts is not a crime, assaulting women and artists is! 2020-09-20 08:54:28 The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Sudan is still struggling with militant Islamist ideology KHARTOUM: Central Khartoum Primary Court issued a verdict against five (...)

Civil Society Statement in Response to The Law of Various Amendments 2020-08-14 07:11:00 A Collaborative Civil Society Statement in Response to The Law of Various Amendments (Abolishing and Amending Provisions Restricting Freedom) – Exposing ‘a wolf in sheep’s clothing’ Sudanese women (...)

Remarks by SRF leaders at the Friend of Sudan meeting on peace 2020-08-13 07:58:58 Chairman of the Friends of Sudan Conference, Your Excellency, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The Prime Minister of Sudan and the participating team from the (...)


Copyright © 2003-2020 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.