Senegalese President Macky Sall has dissolved his 32-strong government team with immediate effect.
Sall signed a decree to terminate the functions of all ministers and state secretaries, the presidency said in a statement late on Wednesday.
Presidential spokesman, Abdou Latif Coulibaly said Sall had signed a decree to that effect but gave neither a reason for the move nor a date for the formation of a new cabinet.
Extending his clearing of the decks further, Sall also dismissed another former prime minister Aminata Toure from her post as chair of the country’s economic, social and environmental council (CESE).
Toure, a former justice minister, is believed to harbour presidential ambitions.