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UAE seeks to freshen its image with reshuffle announced on Twitter

UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum (MBR) announced a government reshuffle on 12 March, the first significant reallocation of portfolios since 2009 . The move ushered in four new faces and relocated three, but heralded no dramatic changes: only one person left the government – energy minister Mohammed Bin Dhaen Al-Hamli – and the key posts of interior, foreign affairs, presidential affairs, finance and defence all remained in the hands of the Al-Maktoum or Al-Nahyan.

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