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Sudan president appoints new advisor and six state ministers

December 10, 2007 (KHARTOUM) — Sudanese president Omer al-Bashir has reshuffled the government of the national unity appointing one presidential advisor and six new state ministers.

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Omer al-Bashir

The reshuffle was limited to the ministers of the governing National Congress Party. The decrees included appointment of al-Sadiq al-Hadi Abdelrahman al-Mahdi as presidential advisor besides another decree appointing the following states ministers:

1- Kamal Mohamed Obeid as State Minister at the Ministry of Information and Communications, to replace Farah Ibrahim Aggar.

2- Al-Sadik Mohamed Ali Hasaballah as State Minister at the Ministry of Finance and National Economy, to replace Ahmed al-Majzoub.

3- Al-Fatih Mohamed Saeed as State Minister at the Ministry of Transport, Road and Bridges.

4- Salah Ali Adam as State Minister at the Ministry of Health, to replace Al-Fatih Mohamed Saeed.

5- Amin Hassan Omer as State Minister at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports to replace Abdelgadir Mohamed Zain

6- Eissa Bushra Mohamed as State Minister at the Ministry of Science and Technology, to replace Salah Ali Adam .

This is the first important reshuffle for the ministers of ruling National Congress Party since the formation of national unity government on September 20, 2005. The SPLM is expected to reshuffle its ministers the next weeks after the resolution of the current political crisis between the two peace partners.

(ST)