Bashir announces Sudan vice president resignation
Ali Osman Taha had said in November that there would be a Cabinet reshuffle
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir announced on Saturday the resignation of First Vice President Ali Osman Taha, state media reported, according to Al Arabiya correspondent.
“[Osman Taha] resigned to make space for the youth and there are no disputes between us,” Bashir said during a public appearance.
Taha had announced in November that there would be a Cabinet reshuffle in an apparent way to appease protesters who took the streets in large numbers against a government decision to hike fuel prices.
More than 50 people were reportedly killed in the worst unrest against the 24-year rule of President Bashir.
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