Home World News Sudan PM picks former rebel leaders in new cabinet

Sudan PM picks former rebel leaders in new cabinet

Abdalla Hamdok
FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2019, file photo, Sudan's new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok speaks during a press conference in Khartoum, Sudan. Sudan's state media Monday, March 9, 2020, says Hamdok has survived an assassination attempt after a blast in the capital Khartoum. (AP Photo, File)

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has named a new cabinet which includes seven former rebel leaders who were part of a peace deal signed in October.

Mr Hamdok dissolved the previous cabinet on Sunday to form a more inclusive government.

Two ministers were selected from the military. Many are from the Forces for Freedom and Change which led the protests that saw Omar al-Bashir ousted from power.

The prime minister gave the role of finance minister to the veteran rebel leader and economist Gibril Ibrahim. This at a time of sky high inflation and food and fuel shortages.

Being Sudan’s foreign minister in a volatile region will also be a major test. That job has gone to Mariam al-Sadiqal-Mahdi – the daughter of Sudan’s last democratically elected prime minister, Sadiq al-Mahdi.

There are still military men in Mr Hamdok’s cabinet – a reminder of the awkward marriage between soldiers and civilians as Sudan continues its planned transition to democracy.

In Other News: Lusaka Woman Narrates How She Quit Prostitut!on The Day Her Father Showed Up As A Client

A former commercial s_ex worker from Matero in Lusaka has come out to confess how she quit her job after the unexpected happened. We will call herJudith’ to help her hide her identity. She was shocked when her dad showed up as her customer one night at the bar.sex worker

Judith claims she spotted an elderly man at a night club who wore a cap and shades that hid his face. She says they usually fight for...learn more