Afghan governor resigns, citing health reasons

Central bank faces major challenges in war-torn country, but IMF recently praised progress

Da Afghanistan Bank

Afghanistan’s central bank governor Khalil Sediq has resigned from the role, saying that he is suffering from poor health.

Sediq has served as governor of Da Afghanistan Bank twice, most recently since July 2015. He took on the second stint after his two predecessors resigned amid allegations about their handling of a major banking scandal.

The country’s president, Ashraf Ghani, will nominate candidates to take over as central bank governor. The next person to take over the job will face a

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