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Egyptian activists detained for protesting Red Sea islands transfer

Egypt,Red Sea islandsA court in Alexandria ordered the detention of leading rights activist Mahienour el-Massry over charges of illegally protesting in June against the Egyptian government’s decision to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

Air strikes on Sirte

Sirte air strikesEast Libyan forces launched air strikes against suspected Islamic State militants on Wednesday south of the jihadist group’s former stronghold of Sirte.

Air strike mounted against al Shabaab militants in Somalia

US air strike in SomaliaThe United States military carried out an air strike in Somalia against al Shabaab the US Africa Command said.

Military takes over in Zimbabwe

Military takes over in ZimbabweZimbabwe’s military seized power early on Wednesday targeting “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe but gave assurances on national television the 93-year-old leader and his family were “safe and sound”.

Renewed fighting in South Sudan

Renewed fighting in South SudanAs fresh fighting looms in South Sudan with the onset of the dry season, there is little chance of peace talks to end a war that has already killed tens of thousands of people and created Africa’s largest refugee crisis, diplomats and analysts said.

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