Tunisia prime minister dismisses energy minister on corruption suspicions

Reuters , Friday 31 Aug 2018

Youssef Chahed
File Photo: Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed speaks at the Assembly of People's Representatives in Tunis, Tunisia July 28, 2018 (Photo: Reuters)

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed sacked the country's energy minister, Khaled Gadour, and four senior ministry officials on Friday over corruption allegations, an official source told Reuters.

Those dismissed included the secretary of state for energy, director general of fuel, head of the Petroleum Activities Company and director general of legal affairs at the ministry. 

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