Sudan needs $8 billion in foreign aid over the next two years to cover its import bill and help rebuild its ravaged economy after months of political turmoil, its new prime minister said on Saturday.
Sudan’s transition towards civilian rule got off to a bumpy start as generals and protest leaders fell two days behind schedule on Tuesday in unveiling a joint sovereign council.
Sudan’s top general was sworn in Wednesday as the leader of a joint military-civilian body created to rule Sudan during a three-year transition period toward democratic elections.
Sudan’s ruling military council said on Monday the country’s pro-democracy movement has asked for a delay on the announcement of a joint ruling body because of last-minute, internal disputes over the opposition appointees.
Authorities had "seized 6.9 million euros, $351,770 and 5.7 million Sudanese pounds at (Bashir's) home which he acquired and used illegally," the judge said.
Sudan's toppled former leader Omar Al Bashir was the only person with a key to a room at the presidential palace holding millions of euros, his last office manager testified on Saturday.
The prospects for further advancing UAE-Sudan relations were reviewed by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces,
Sudan’s newly appointed Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok announced his cabinet, the first since the military ousted autocratic President Omar al-Bashir in April.
Asma Mohamed Abdalla, a seasoned diplomat who was sacked decades ago by now ousted leader Omar Al Bashir, has become Sudan’s first female foreign minister as the country transitions to civilian rule.