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South Sudan replaces central bank governor for second time this year

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South Sudan President Salva Kiir has brought back Dier Tong Ngor as governor of its new central bank, replacing Jamal Wani Abdalla, state-run television said on Monday.

No reason was given for the move to replace Wani, who had been appointed in January to replace Ngor.

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South Sudan’s economy is in the doldrums after a more than six-year civil war that led to about a quarter of its population fleeing to neighboring countries.

The war has also stifled the economy’s mainstay, reducing oil production to a trickle, while output in other sectors like agriculture has also plummeted.

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