Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdullah Hamadok and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North rebel group leader Abdul-Aziz Al Hilu signed a manifesto on Thursday.
Taking a historic decision, the government of Sudan has announced the end of 30 years of Islamic rule. The government of Sudan has decided that the country will remain separate from the rule of religion.
A manifesto was signed by Sudan Prime Minister Abdullah Hamadok and Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North rebel group leader Abdul-Aziz Al Hilu. On Thursday, the two leaders signed the manifesto in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa.
In 1989, Omar al-Bashir captured Sudan’s power, after which Islamic laws were incorporated into the regime. Many tribes were against the government due to this. After the capture of power by Bashir in 1989, Sudan was facing international isolation, from which it is now recovering.
As per the agreement reached on Thursday, the declaration states that for Sudan to become a democratic country, where the rights of all citizens are vested, here the constitution should be based on the principle of separation of religion and state. In the absence of this, the right to self-determination should be respected.
The agreement was reached within a week of the Peace Deal that began between the government and rebel groups. This agreement has raised hopes that the ongoing conflict in Darfur and other areas of the country will be ended.