Facing serious economic hardship on the back of a decision to shut down all its oil production last year, South Sudan is looking to make changes to its cabinet in an effort to cut public spending.

Southern Sudanese President Salva Kiir is planning to downsize the country’s cabinet in order to make it leaner, non-partisan and more technocratic, the local media reported a government official as saying on 9 February. (CONTINUED - 477 WORDS)