Jok weighs in on Sudan's new cabinet in the Africa Report

Jok JokSudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has named a new cabinet in keeping with the Juba Agreement. "The new cabinet is definitely an attempt to rein in on the multiple challenges of insecurity in the various regions, the pressing issues of economic recovery and the restless population about reforms," says Jok Madut Jok, professor of anthropology. "It may not be a mere band-aid [solution] but it will fall quite short of the popular expectations, especially in view of the fact that the military and the entire defense system remains in the hands of the former regime’s stalwarts," he says. Read more in the Africa Report article, "Sudan: Is the new cabinet a step forward or hollow promises?" 03/03/21