Sudan’s newly-appointed finance minister rejects post: SUNA

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Abdullah Hamduk has formally declined his appoinment as Sudan’s finance minister, state news agency SUNA reported on Saturday.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir named a new prime minister this week and said the number of ministers in a leaner government would be slashed by a third to cut government spending as the economy grapples with soaring inflation and an acute hard currency shortage.

Khartoum has been trying to slash expenditures as it grapples with inflation that hit about 64…

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