Sudan's newly appointed vice-president Mohamed Osman Yousif Kiber addresses journalists after taking the oath in Khartoum on September 10, 2018. AFP / ASHRAF SHAZLY
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Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir swore in a new prime minister Monday in a bid to ease an economic crisis, and lambasted alleged efforts to "block" his country from foreign markets. Outgoing Irrigation Minister Moutaz Moussa was sworn in at the presidential palace, after Bashir fired the incumbent prime minister and Cabinet Sunday.The long trade embargo severely undermined Sudan's economy, which was dealt another hefty blow when oil-rich South Sudan seceded in 2011 .Moussa replaces Bakri Hassan Saleh, who will retain the post of first vice president.
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