October 30, 2020

Sudan has agreed to end Islamic rule following a new deal signed by government and rebel leaders.

Sudan’s transitional government have agreed to separate religion from the state thereby ending a 30 year Islamic rule

This deal is coming less than a week after government started a new peace deal with rebel leaders in the war ravaged Darfur and other regions

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and Abdel-Aziz al-Hilu, leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement signed a declaration in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Thursday to adopt the principle.

“For Sudan to become a democratic country where the rights of all citizens are enshrined, the constitution should be based on the principle of ‘separation of religion and state,”

“in the absence of which the right to self-determination must be respected,”

the document states.

With this development, Sudan is expected to emerge from international isolation and sanctions.

Sudan has been under santions since 1989 when Bashir seized power in and implemented Islamic law that sought to make the country the “vanguard of the Islamic world.” 

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