Sudan passes 2020 budget

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Sudan has passed its 2020 budget that includes an overall deficit of about 73 billion Sudanese pounds ($1.62 billion).

The country’s Finance Minister, Ibrahim Elbadawi made this known to Journalists in Khartoum.

“The budget has expected revenues of 568.3 billion Sudanese pounds ($12.63 billion) and also includes increased spending for healthcare and education.

“This is a budget of peace, it bodes for peace,” Elbadawi said.

The country’s ruling sovereign council and Cabinet agreed the budget – the country’s first since the toppling of longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir.

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