President Faustin-Archange Touadéra Reshuffles Government

Soukaina Sghir
Soukaina Sghir
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President Faustin-Archange Touadéra has carried out a cabinet reshuffle, maintaining Prime Minister Félix Moloua and key officials in their positions. It remains unclear whether the Prime Minister formally submitted his resignation. Among the thirty-two members of the new cabinet, ten newcomers distinguished themselves during the campaign to endorse the new Constitution through a referendum at the end of July.

Key ministries such as Defense, Interior, Justice, and Foreign Affairs continue to be led by the same individuals as in the previous Moloua 1 government.

The Prime Minister, who had previously held both his position and the Economy portfolio, has relinquished the latter to Richard Filakota, the Director General of the National School of Administration and Magistracy (ENAM).

The most notable addition to the government is Aurélien-Simplice Zingas, a former opposition figure turned fervent supporter of the new Constitution. He assumes the role of Minister of State for National Education.

Several other personalities involved in the referendum process have secured positions in the new team, including Héritier Doneng, appointed to Youth and Sports, and Ernest Mada, formerly Chief of Staff to Félix Moloua.

Maxime Balalou, an experienced figure, takes over as Secretary-General of the government, succeeding in this role. He now assumes the role of Minister of Communication and spokesperson, tasked with improving relations with the media.

Notably, Commerce Minister Léa Doumta, known for her resistance to the transition to the 7th republic allowing the President to seek a third term in late 2025, has not been retained in the reshuffle.

Soukaina Sghir

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