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South Sudan president fires finance minister, no reason given

FILE PHOTO: South Sudan's President Salva Kiir Mayardit reacts upon arrival at Khartoum airport, Sudan November 1,2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo

(reuters_tickers)

JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has fired Finance Minister Stephen Dhieu Dau and named Salvatore Garang Mabiordit as his replacement, a statement from Kiir's office said.

The decree, read on state radio late on Monday, did not give a reason for the dismissal.

(Reporting by Denis Dumo; Editing by George Obulutsa and Alison Williams)

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