Sudan PM's New Cabinet Includes Former Rebels

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok has announced the members of the transitional government's new 25-person cabinet. Hamdok told a press conference in Khartoum that the new government was achieved through political consensus to avoid a governmental "collapse". AFP reports that the new cabinet includes seven ex-rebel chiefs as ministers, following an October 2020 peace deal which aimed to end decades of war. Economist Gibril Ibrahim of the Justice and Equality Movement - which has played a major role in the Darfur conflict - is the country's new finance minister. Two ministers were selected from the military, while others are from the Forces for Freedom and Change group, which was the driving force behind the anti-government protests that led to the April 2019 removal from office of Omar al-Bashir. 

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok announces a new government in a press conference in Khartoum.


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