Prime minister Essam Sharaf has cancelled the nomination of the Abdel Fatah El-Banna to hold Egypt’s antiquities portfolio. The decision was taken following the demonstrations of archaeologists and the employees of the Ministry of State for Antiquities (MSA) at the front gate of the cabinet building calling for the cancellation of El-Banna’s nomination to the ministry's top post.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Egypt: Ministry of State for Antiquities
It appears that Egypt's Ministry of State for Antiquities (MSA) is now leaderless after the appointment was cancelled (following the removal of Zahi Hawass). See "PM Sharaf cancels El-Banna's nomination for antiquities", ahramonline July 18, 2011.