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Sudanese president conducts mini cabinet reshuffle

June 25, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir has conducted a cabinet reshuffle in which former chief-of-staff Colonel General Esmat Abdel-Rahman was appointed as the interior minister.

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Former chief of staff of the Sudanese army and current interior minister Esmat Abdel-Rahman (SUNA)

Abdel-Rahman succeeds Abdul-Wahid Yousif who was now tapped as the minister of the newly established Roads and Bridges ministry.

The decree appointed Ahmed Abu-Zaid Ahmed as state minister at the ministry of justice, Siraj al-Din Ali Hamed as state minister at the ministry of transport and Oshek Mohamed Tahir as state minister at the ministry of mining.

Sudan news agency (SUNA) said the appointed ministers will be sworn in on Thursday.

(ST)