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.