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Egypt reinstates Information Ministry in Cabinet reshuffle

Egyptian member of parliament Osama Haikal will return as minister of state for information affairs after Egypt abolished the ministry in 2014.
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CAIRO — Egypt’s parliament approved Dec. 22 a Cabinet reshuffle, whereby it was decided to reinstate the country’s Ministry of Information that had been abolished in 2014 as per the 2014 constitution, which considered the ministry to be part of the state’s control over the media under then-President Hosni Mubarak.

Parliament member Osama Haikal is to return as minister of state for information affairs, after he resigned from parliament to this effect. Haikal served as minister of information in 2011-12.

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