Sudan’s PM fires ministers over slow reforms

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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.