New Egyptian defence minister

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Egypt named a new minister of defence in a cabinet sworn in on Thursday by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to mark the start of his second term in office.

Mohamed Ahmed Zaki Mohamed is minister of defence, replacing Sedki Sobhi.



Sisi in April won re-election with 97% of the vote after a campaign season that saw a major challenger jailed and all other serious contenders pull out.