Sudan fires scores of diplomats allegedly linked to Bashir

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Sudan has fired scores of diplomats over their alleged links to the administration of former president Omar al-Bashir who was ousted from office last April after nearly three decades in power.

The Empowerment Removal Committee was formed under a law introduced in November to dismantle the system built by Bashir.

This is coming shortly after the committee dissolved the boards of the country’s central bank and 11 other state-owned banks.

“One-hundred-and-nine ambassadors, diplomats and administrators were fired from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and those were appointed through political and social empowerment,” Mohamed al-Faki, deputy head of the committee, told a news conference in the capital, Khartoum.

The fired diplomats include those appointed by Bashir himself as well as others who were picked through his now dissolved National Congress Party.

 




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