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Egypt court to hear appeal against Brotherhood ban on October 22

An Egyptian court will hear an appeal on October 22 against its decision to ban deposed president Mohamed Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood group and seize its funds, court sources said.

 Civil Security
Pro-Mursi protesters stage brief return to Cairo square

Supporters of Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Mursi protested in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Tuesday for the first time since the army forced him from office in July, a Reuters witness said.

Dissolving the Seleka rebel group could be a recipe for disaster in the CAR – ISS

In August, United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos warned that ‘the Central African Republic [CAR] is not yet a failed state, but has the potential to become one if swift action is not taken’.

International court charges Kenyan with bribing witnesses in Ruto case

The International Criminal Court said on Wednesday it had issued an arrest warrant for a Kenyan citizen charged with trying to bribe witnesses to withdraw testimony in a case against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto.

Guinea delays election result, opposition warns against rigging

Guinea’s electoral commission said on Tuesday results from a weekend legislative election could take days longer than expected to publish, prompting opposition leaders to warn they would not accept any attempt to rig the outcome.

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