Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir sets big Cabinet reshuffle

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2014 file photo, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir speaks after meeting with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, in the capital Juba, South Sudan. (AP Photo/Ali Ngethi, File)
FILE – In this Jan. 6, 2014 file photo, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir speaks after meeting with South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, in the capital Juba, South Sudan. (AP Photo/Ali Ngethi, File)

CAIRO (AP) — 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.

 *AP

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