Deep cuts hit as economy falters
President Omar Al Bashir has informed the National Assembly that he is getting rid of the posts of deputy ministers, senior advisers and other officials from his Cabinet.
The move comes as the government continues to wage war in Darfur, Southern Kordofan and Blue States whilst oil revenue has been cut off in the country’s dispute with South Sudan.
South Sudan holds most of the oilfields in its territory but the oil pipeline travels across Sudanese territory. South Sudan gained independence last year from Sudan and since then there have been arguments over the amount of money South Sudan should pay for the transit of oil. South Sudan has stopped production of oil and as a result Sudan is said to have lost 75% of its revenue.
Sudan’s inflation rate is running at around 30%.