Sudan’s Bashir sacks cabinet amid economic crisis

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has dissolved the government, saying he needed to tackle the crisis-hit economy.

The number of ministries is to be reduced from 31 to 21.

President Bashir said his intervention was necessary to solve the state of distress and frustration faced by the country.

There have been protests since January, when the price of bread doubled after the government eliminated subsidies.

The Sudanese currency was devalued, making it harder to buy foreign wheat and other produce.

Analysts say Sudan’s economy has been struggling ever since South Sudan broke away in 2011, taking with it three quarters of its oil resources.

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