President Al-Bashir sacks Sudan’s foreign minister

President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan has issued a presidential decree relieving Foreign Minister, Ibrahim Ghandour, of his position. The news agency did not provide any further details or say who would be appointed in his place.

Ghandour had on Wednesday asked parliament to step in and help Sudanese diplomats, who had not been paid their salaries in seven months or given funds to rent Sudanese diplomatic mission headquarters abroad. Sudan has been largely cut off from international financing in the past decades by U.S. sanctions, which were lifted in October.