Senegal's health minister sacked after hospital fire killed 11 children

Senegalese President Macky Sall (archive)

Senegalese President Macky Sall on Thursday dismissed Health Minister Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr, after 11 children died in a fire in a hospital's neonatal ward.

According to a government decree, Marie Noujoum Ndiaye, Under-Secretary-General of the Ministry, will replace the dismissed minister.

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