August 31, 2018 / 9:06 AM / 3 months ago

Tunisia PM to merge energy, industry ministries after dismissing energy head, source says

TUNIS, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Tunisia’s prime minister ordered a financial investigation and the merger of the ministries of energy and industry after dismissing the country’s energy minister over corruption allegations, an official source said on Friday.

Youssef Chahed sacked the country’s energy minister, Khaled Gadour, and four senior ministry officials, an official source told Reuters.

Reporting By Tarek Amara, editing by Larry King

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