Afghan president appoints new governors

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Posted: Sep 20, 2012 8:38 AM
Afghan president appoints new governors

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says President Hamid Karzai has reshuffled about one quarter of the country's 38 provincial governors as part of an effort to improve local governance.

Rafi Ferdous, a spokesman with the Council of Ministers, says 10 governors were removed or given new jobs as part of Thursday's decision.

Among the governor's to lose his job was Gulab Mangal, who ran the volatile southern province of Helmand.

Earlier this month, the Afghan parliament approved Karzai's choice of two new ministers in key security posts.