Mozambique president axes four ministers

WEB_PHOTO_LESNYUSI_07102015

Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of Mozambique addresses the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly September 28, 2015 in New York.

Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of Mozambique addresses the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly September 28, 2015 in New York.

WEB_PHOTO_LESNYUSI_07102015

Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of Mozambique addresses the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly September 28, 2015 in New York.

Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of Mozambique addresses the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly September 28, 2015 in New York.

MAPUTO - Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has sacked four ministers, including those with the foreign affairs and energy portfolios, his office said in a statement late on Tuesday.

No reasons were given for the dismissal of the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Leticia da Silva Klemens, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Oldemiro Baloi and the ministers of industry and trade, as well as agriculture and food security.

READ: Mozambique&39;s opposition extends truce indefinitely

The statement also did not say who would replace the outgoing ministers.

Energy is a key portfolio in Mozambique, which has vast untapped offshore gas reserves that are being developed by oil majors such as Italy&39;s Eni.