September 7, 2017 / 8:50 AM / a year ago

South Sudan president sacks state-owned oil company head

Juba, Sept 7 (Reuters) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has sacked the head of national oil company Nilepet, according to a government decree.

Managing Director James Thelweng Mathiang Rok had been relieved of his duties, according to a decree broadcast on state television. Rok had been in the position since February.

Chol Deng Thon Abel was named as new managing director, it said.

Reporting by Denis Dumo; editing by Jason Neely

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