News

Egypt’s Minister of Interior Replaced

Egypt’s Minister of Interior Replaced

i_1396252856_540x540

In a surprise move, Egypt’s Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb has appointed eight new ministers, reported Al-Ahram.

According to state media, Egypt’s controversial Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim has been replaced by Major-General Magdi Abdel-Ghaffar who was previously an official in the National Security Apparatus.

Mohamed Ibrahim had been appointed in January 2013 during deposed President Mohammed Morsi’s rule and remained in his position despite Morsi’s ouster. The former Minister had often been criticized for the police’s heavy-handed approach to demonstrations.

Meanwhile, state media reports that the ministers of tourism, culture, communication and technology, state population, education, agriculture, and technical education and training were also replaced.

Khaled Abbas Ramy has been named Egypt’s new Minister of Tourism, Khaled Ali Mohamed Negm as Minister of Communications and Technology, Dr. Hala Mohamed Ali Youssef as Minister of State Population, Dr. Moheb Mahmoud Kamal Al-Rafaey as Minister of Education, Dr. Abdel Wahed Al-Nouby as Minister of Culture, Dr. Salah Al-Din Halal as Minister of Agriculture, and Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Mahmoud Youssef as Minister of Technical Education and Training.

The changes are a surprise as it had been widely reported that no ministers would be changed until a parliament was elected. Egypt’s upcoming parliamentary elections were recently indefinitely postponed after the Supreme Constitutional Court found parts of the election law unconstitutional.

Egypt Launches New Solar Power Plant
The Moral Epidemic of Egypt: 99% of Women Are Sexually Harassed

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

azzasoliman

Egyptian Women’s Rights Activist Azza Soliman Released on Bail after Arrest

Egyptian StreetsDecember 8, 2016
Credit: Martin Roemers/Anastasia Photo

Professors and Doctors Among 45 Arrested in Egypt Organ Trafficking Ring

Egyptian StreetsDecember 6, 2016
05black

Egypt’s Foreign Reserves Rise to $US 23 Billion

Egyptian StreetsDecember 6, 2016
1200x-1-1024x697-1

Naguib Sawiris Steps Down as CEO of Orascom in Surprise Resignation

Egyptian StreetsDecember 6, 2016
One of the leaked images allegedly from a Heinz Egypt factory.

Senior Heinz Egypt Employee Arrested After 62 Tonnes of Rotten Tomatoes Found

Egyptian StreetsDecember 6, 2016
sticlute-de-parfum-2

Import Tariffs on 320 Goods Increased by up to 60 Percent in Egypt

Aswat MasriyaDecember 5, 2016
One of the leaked images allegedly from a Heinz Egypt factory.

‘Disgusting Video’ of Ketchup Production Called Misleading by Heinz Egypt

Egyptian StreetsDecember 4, 2016
squashwomen

Egypt’s Women Make Squash History Taking Top Three Spots in World Ranking

Egyptian StreetsDecember 4, 2016
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2016 ES Media UG. All Rights Reserved.