Sudan’s PM fires ministers over slow reforms


Will Ross Africa editor, BBC World Service

Sudan’s prime minister has replaced seven key ministers after protests over the slow pace of reform following the overthrow of Omar al-Bashir as president last year.

Abdalla Hamdok dismissed the health minister and accepted the resignations of the six others – including those in charge of finance, foreign affairs, and energy, the government said.

Correspondents say the Sudanese economy was already in a crisis before the impact of the coronavirus so the new finance minister faces a daunting task amid worsening food and fuel shortages.

On Sunday Mr Hamdok – who heads a power-sharing interim government with the military – replaced the police chief and his deputy.