Central Bank of West African States names new head

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The Central Bank of West African States on Monday named former Ivorian minister Kone Tiemoko Meyliet as its new governor, in charge of monetary policy in the eight-country single currency area.

"Meyliet was the minister for construction and urbanisation in former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo's power-sharing government with prime minister Guillaume Soro. An ex-rebel leader, Soro has since allied himself with Alasaane Ouattara, who was sworn in as the new president following Gbagbo's arres

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