Central African Republic’s prime minister named a 23-member cabinet to replace the transitional government that’s ruled the war-torn diamond producer for more than two years.
The elected government “will have to take stock of the extremely advanced state of neglect of our country and to work hard to overcome numerous challenges in order to give our compatriots hope again,” Prime Minister Simplice Sarandji told reporters at his office in the capital, Bangui, on Tuesday.
The government list was broadcast on state radio late Monday. Sarandji named Henri-Marie Dondra as finance and budget minister, and Felix Moloua as economy minister. Leopold Mboli Fatrane got the mines and energy portfolio, which he’d previously held from 2011 to 2013.