Sudan names new central bank governor

Sudan has named a new governor to head its central bank, with state news agency Suna on Sunday reporting that Abdul-Rahman Hassan has been appointed by president Omar al-Bashir via "republican decree".

The report made no mention of incumbent governor Mohamed Khair Elzubair, who has served as governor from March 2011 and, like Hassan, is a member of Bashir's ruling National Congress Party.

Hassan previously served as the director of Omdurman National Bank, which he joined in 2006, according to

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