SACKED: Former South Sudan Finance minister Stephen Dhieu Dau. Photo credit/

South Sudan president, Salva Kiir sacked the country’s finance minister, Stephen Dhieu Dau.

Salvatore Garang Mabiordit Wol, a former technical advisor in the trade ministry, replaces Dau.

It remains unclear why the South Sudanese leader opted to sack the finance minister, who was appointed in July 2016.

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Analysts, however, attribute the president’s unexpected decision to the rising inflation in the country, worsened by the ongoing civil war.

The president, in a separate decree, appointed Erjok Bullen Geu as the deputy commissioner general of the National Revenue Authority.

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