Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara has confirmed his younger brother Tene Birahima Ouattara as minister of defence in a smaller cabinet
There are 37 ministers and four secretaries of state in the new cabinet, compared with 41 ministers and six secretaries of state in the previous cabinet.
Tene Birahima Ouattara was named interim defence minister in March after the death of Hamed Bakayoko, who had held the post alongside his role as prime minister.
Ouattara won a third term last October, but his opponents claim he violated the constitution by running again. The vote sparked deadly ethnic clashes in which dozens died, raising fears of a repeat of a civil war that killed 3,000 in 2010-11.