File photo: Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok after assuming office in Khartoum. Photo Source: Islamic Monitor.
Sudan has marked a reversal of headlines of Islamic policies. According to the Justice Minister, Nasreldin Abdelbari, the country will make women’s lives easier by banning Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) practice and apostasy.
Women will also be free and can travel without necessarily asking for permission from the state.
For the news which captured global attention, the government of Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok has allowed the 3% population of Christians to import, export, buy, sell and consume alcohol on in the country, giving a green light to what Nimeiri held hostage for a few years before Omar Hassan el Bashir continue with for even much a longer time. President Jaafar Nemeir introduced the sharia law in 1983 and Bashir extended it in 1989, making it much difficult for the non Muslims to survive and thrive in the Sudan.
Sudan has been for centuries a Islamic State but with toppling of Omar Bashir and civilians pressuring of Hamdok to reform the country, the country could be all in for the new age democracy.
Last week, Hamdok reshuffled the government and appointed new cabinet ministers as part of the process for the civilians take over of the government.