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New cabinet named in Senegal


Senegal’s new Prime Minister Aminata Toure named her cabinet on Monday.

She has picked 31 ministers with only nine new faces.

President Macky Sall, who was elected in March 2012, fired the former Prime Minister Abdoul Mbaye on Sunday. He gave no reason why he was sacked, however it has been reported that his inability to improve the country’s economic situation has been blamed.

Several other high profile politicians have lost their roles. Among them the former finance and interior ministers. Singer Youssou Ndour who headed tourism has also has also lost his position in government.

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