DAKAR May 2 Senegal's President Macky Sall
dismissed his energy minister on Tuesday, the president's
office said in a statement that gave no reason for the sudden
Thierno Alassane Sall, an aeronautical engineer by training
who is not related to the president but is among his longtime
collaborators, had been in the post since 2015.
Senegal is on the verge of a potential oil and gas boom, as
newly discovered fields off its Atlantic coastline are expected
to begin production within the next decade.
Companies including British-based Cairn Energy and
Dallas-based Kosmos Energy have reported a string of
successful finds in recent years that could transform Senegal's
The energy portfolio will now be managed by Prime Minister
Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne, the statement said.
(Reporting by Diadie Ba; Writing by Joe Bavier; Editing by