Chad dismisses oil minister in government decree

N’DJAMENA (Reuters) -Chad has dismissed Petroleum and Energy Minister Djerassem le Bemadjiel, the government said in a decree on Thursday. It did not give a reason or name a replacement.

The government also said that Daoud Hamid Dabou was named Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Société des Hydrocarbures du Tchad, the state oil company, replacing Dago Yacouba.

Chad earlier this year nationalized all the assets and rights including hydrocarbon permits and exploration and production authorisations that belonged to a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil, after contesting a deal to sell them to Savannah Energy.

(Reporting by Mahamat Ramadane; Writing by Nellie Peyton; editing by Mark Heinrich)