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Civil Security

Sisi pledges reviews of Egyptian protest law, detentions

Sisi to review protest and detention laws in EgyptEgyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi promised on Thursday to amend a law human rights groups say has severely restricted protest rights and hinted at possible pardons for young people imprisoned without conviction.

Man shot and killed outside US Embassy in Kenya

Man shot outside US Embassy in KenyaA knife-wielding man who police described as a criminal was shot dead outside the US Embassy in Nairobi on Thursday after he attacked and injured a Kenyan police officer.


Seventeen arrested in DR Congo for protesting election delay

DR Congo arrests in connection with election delayPolice in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo arrested at least 17 democracy activists this week for campaigning against the postponement of the presidential election, fellow activists said, though 11 had been freed by Wednesday evening.

Al Shabaab takes Somali town from Ethiopian, govt troops; no resistance

Al Shabaab militants.Islamist militant group al Shabaab took control on Wednesday of a town in southern Somalia after African Union peacekeepers and government troops abandoned it, residents and the group said.

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