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Burundi’s president says will not seek re-election, easing unrest fears

Pierre Nkurunziza.Burundi’s long-serving President Pierre Nkurunziza promised on Thursday to step down when his term ends in 2020, easing fears of fresh violence in the impoverished country.

Seven hundred plus prisoners pardoned in Egypt

Egypt prisoners pardonedEgyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pardoned 712 prisoners, the state news agency MENA said with security sources saying many of those freed were youth jailed for anti-government protests.

Prosecutor turns down Zuma request

Court turns down Zuma requestSouth Africa’s national prosecutor turned down a request by former president Jacob Zuma to delay a hearing over a $2.5 billion arms deal and the case will resume on Friday, a spokesman for the prosecutor said.

Egyptian Cabinet resigns

Egyptian Cabinet resignsEgypt’s cabinet submitted its resignation to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi following his swearing-in for a second term after a landslide election victory.

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