CAIRO – Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has ordered a major Cabinet reshuffle, including seven ministers of state and eight regional governors.
In filling the most important posts, Bashir named Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid as interior minister, Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed as foreign minister and Mohamed Ahmed Salim as justice minister.
The changes were announced in a report published on the state news agency SUNA late Monday.
In April, Bashir fired former Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour a day after he spoke in parliament and complained how diplomats have received no salaries the previous seven months.
Sudan is facing a currency crisis and hyperinflation that has stoked discontent, although public protests are effectively banned and regularly quashed by security forces.