The Sudanese state does not intend to tolerate the officials of the old regime. The dismissals follow one another … on the merits of a purge operation led by the government. Saturday, it is thus not less than fifty ambassadors and sixty diplomats who were replaced.
The dear wish of the Sudanese state to sweep the officials of the old regime from its ranks is not about to end. A committee specially set up by the authorities to work on the transition in December on Saturday dismissed 50 (fifty) ambassadors, 16 of whom were appointed by Omar el-Béchir in person and 34 others by his ministers.
It was during a press conference by one of the leaders of the operation, Mohamed al-Faki, that the information was made public.
“Ten ministers plenipotentiaries, five councilors, twelve first secretaries and six second secretaries” were also dismissed. To this number is added about twenty executives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a reserved area of the clan of the former president.
To see the evolution of the situation, one could safely make the mistake of asserting that the administration of Omar Hassan Ahmed el-Bechir intends to get rid of all the people who have had links in any way with the old regime.