Abdalla Hamdok Al-Kinani (also transliterated Abdallah, Hamdouk, AlKinani; Arabic: عبدالله حمدوك الكناني; born 1 January 1956) is a Sudanese public administrator who serves as the 15th Prime Minister of Sudan. Prior to his appointment, Hamdok served in numerous national and international administrative positions. From November 2011 to October 2018, he was Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). UNECA staff described Hamdok as "[a] diplomat, a humble man and a brilliant and disciplined mind". In August 2019, Hamdok was suggested as a likely candidate for Prime Minister of Sudan for the 2019 Sudanese transition to democracy.
|15th Prime Minister of Sudan|
|Assumed office |
21 November 2021
|President||Abdel Fattah al-Burhan|
21 August 2019 – 25 October 2021
|Preceded by||Mohamed Tahir Ayala|
|Born||1 January 1956|
|Forces of Freedom and Change (until 2021)|
|Education||University of Khartoum|
University of Manchester
Following the transfer of power from the Transitional Military Council to the Sovereignty Council of Sudan, the Sovereignty Council appointed Hamdok as Prime Minister during the transitional period. He was sworn in on 21 August 2019. He was kidnapped and moved to an undisclosed location during the October 2021 Sudanese coup d'état. The European Union, the United States, and other Western powers have stated that they continued to recognise the Hamdok cabinet as "the constitutional leaders of the transitional government". On 21 November 2021, all political prisoners were freed and Abdalla Hamdok was reinstated as prime minister as part of an agreement with the military.