Navigating Sudan’s Transition



One hundred days into his tenure as Prime Minister of Sudan, H.E. Dr. Abdalla Hamdok is poised to be the first Sudanese head of government to be welcomed by US officials in Washington since 1985, the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center observes. This watershed moment in US-Sudan relations highlights the fruits of a tumultuous year, marked by a popular protest movement that led to the removal of long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir in April.

A civilian-led transitional government was formed in September, but its success hinges on sustained reforms. Determined to deliver on the public demand of “Freedom, Peace, and Justice,” Prime Minister Hamdok must confront significant structural and political constraints, while also working to lift remaining US sanctions and stabilize the Sudanese economy.

Civil society groups (right), including several partners of the National Endowment for Democracy, were closely involved in negotiating a peaceful transition.

Join the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, for an exclusive conversation with Sudanese Prime Minister H.E. Dr. Abdalla Hamdok on the state of US-Sudan relations and the progress of the civilian-led transitional government.

Thursday, December 5, 2019. 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. **REGISTER HERE**

Featuring: H.E. Dr. Abdalla Hamdok, Prime Minister, Republic of the Sudan

Moderation by: Mr. Cameron Hudson, Senior Fellow, Africa Center, Atlantic Council

Welcome and Introduction by: Dr. J. Peter Pham, Vice President for Research and Regional Initiatives; Director, Africa Center, Atlantic Council

Location: Atlantic Council Headquarters, 1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20005

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