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Giant red carpet for Egypt leader's motorcade sparks uproar


Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is facing criticism after a massive red carpet was laid over public roads for his motorcade during a trip to open a social housing project in a Cairo suburb, where he preached austerity. Images of the giant red carpet prompted a wave of ridicule on social media, with a hashtag mocking the carpet trending in Arabic. A local newspaper devoted much of its front page Monday to the incident.

Ugandan MP's petition the ICC for investigation into 'genocide' by the army and the police

Ugandan MP's petition the ICC for investigation into 'genocide' by the army and the police

6 January 2017 9:19 AM

DRC: Fears that new political agreement could fall through

DRC: Fears that new political agreement could fall through

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Mozambique's Renamo opposition party extends ceasefire to aid peace talks

Mozambique's Renamo opposition party extends ceasefire to aid peace talks

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Will Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh step down?

Will Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh step down?

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Will Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh step down?

Will Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh step down?

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Mozambique's escalating violence forces thousands to flee

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Gambia's president-elect urges regional bloc to speed up negotiations on Jammeh's departure

Gambia's president-elect urges regional bloc to speed up negotiations on Jammeh's departure

29 December 2016 8:39 AM

DRC political instability persists

DRC political instability persists

28 December 2016 10:35 AM

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23 December 2016 8:26 AM

Congo forces kill 26 protesters against leader Kabila

Congo forces kill 26 protesters against leader Kabila

21 December 2016 11:28 AM