[QODLink]
Archive
Sudan vice-president sacked
Sudanese President Umar al-Bashir has fired his vice-president without giving a reason.
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2004 16:08 GMT
President al-Bashir came to power in a 1989 coup
Sudanese President Umar al-Bashir has fired his vice-president without giving a reason.

Palace sources said Mubarak al-Fadil al-Mahdi, who served as al-Bahir's second vice-president, was sacked on Wednesday.

Al-Mahdi took office almost two years ago after having led a breakaway group from the mainstream opposition Umma party.

He and a group of rebel Umma party officials returned to Sudan from exile and accepted ministerial portfolios, including the information and international cooperation posts.

He was interior minister in the country's democratically-elected government that was toppled by al-Bashir in a 1989 bloodless coup.

Wednesday's presidential decree targeted only al-Mahdi without mentioning his colleagues.

Source:
AFP
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
Featured
Women's rights activists are demanding change after Hanna Lalango, 16, was gang-raped on a bus and left for dead.
Buried in Sweden's northern forest, Sorsele has welcomed many unaccompanied kids who help stabilise a town exodus.
A look at the changing face of North Korea, three years after the death of 'Dear Leader'.
While some fear a Muslim backlash after café killings, solidarity instead appears to be the order of the day.
Victims spared by the deadly disease are reporting blindness and other unexpected post-Ebola health issues.