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Egypt’s former president Morsi quietly buried in Cairo

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohamed Morsi was buried Tuesday, as calls mounted for an independent investigation into the causes of his death after he collapsed in a Cairo courtroom. The Islamist leader, who was overthrown in 2013 after a year of divisive rule and later …

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Sudan protesters urge return to night-time rallies over ‘massacre’

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | The Sudanese movement whose protests triggered the ouster of autocrat Omar al-Bashir called Monday on its supporters to renew night-time rallies to condemn the “massacre” of demonstrators at a Khartoum sit-in. Thousands of protesters who had camped outside the Khartoum military headquarters for weeks were violently …

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Egypt former president Morsi dies

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi died on Monday in a Cairo hospital after fainting during a session in court, judicial and security sources said. “He was speaking before the judge for 20 minutes then became very animated and fainted. He was quickly rushed to the hospital …

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EBOLA: Kenya reassures public after false alarm

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya sought to reassure the public and foreign visitors on Monday after a suspected Ebola case, which turned out to be negative, was detected near the border with Uganda. Uganda last week reported three cases of Ebola, two of them fatal, among people who had …

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Ethiopian Airlines rejects ‘pilot error’ claim in US

London, United Kingdom | AFP | A US politician who blamed pilot error for contributing to the deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max flown by Ethiopian Airlines was “seriously misinformed”, the carrier’s boss has said. Republican Sam Graves told a House of Representatives hearing last month that “facts” in investigations …

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Tunisia fishermen turn life-savers in the Med

Zarzis, Tunisia | AFP | The Tunisian trawler radioed in for help as it passed the migrant boat in distress out at sea. But with the packed craft still adrift two days later, captain Chamseddine Bourassine took direct action. Fishermen from the North African country are spending more and more time …

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Sudan’s Bashir to appear in court on graft charge: prosecutor

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir is to appear in court next week to face charges of corruption and illegal possession of foreign currency, the acting prosecutor general announced on Saturday. The announcement came more than two months after the military overthrew Bashir following mass nationwide protests …

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