Sao Tome names central banker new prime minister

The president of Sao Tome, a tiny African archipelago, named the head of the country's central bank as the new prime minister late on Tuesday 7 June.

President Fradique de Menezes said in a statement read on state radio he had approved the proposal from the country's main MLSTP party for Maria do Carmo Silveira to become the new premier.

"I accept Maria do Carmo Silveira as prime minister and I invite her to form a new government," the statement said.

Silveira, a former finance minister, succeeds

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