Egypt Removes Police Boss Who Helped Quell Islamist Protests

March 5, 2015 6:52 PM

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(Bloomberg) -- Egypt replaced the interior minister who helped quash Islamist protests after the army ousted an elected president in 2013. The decision comes a week before the country holds a conference to attract investment and boost its economy.

Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar replaced Mohamed Ibrahim as interior minister, Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab told reporters in Cairo on Thursday. Ibrahim backed then-army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi after he led the overthrow of elected Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, then oversaw a crackdown on protests by Mu...

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