October 24, 2018 / 10:05 AM / a month ago

Sudan's prime minister announces 15-month emergency economic reform plan

KHARTOUM, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Sudan’s Prime Minister Moataz Moussa announced before parliament on Wednesday a 15-month emergency economic reform plan, including further austerity measures, to begin this month.

Sudan’s economy has been struggling since the south seceded in 2011, taking with it three-quarters of oil output and depriving Khartoum of a crucial source of foreign currency. (Reporting by Khalid Abdelaziz ; Writing by Yousef Saba; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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