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Egypt carries out first execution of Mursi supporter

Egypt executed an Islamist on Saturday for a murder committed during riots in mid-2013, the first death sentence carried out against a supporter of the banned Muslim Brotherhood under President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi. The interior ministry said in a statement on its Facebook page that Mahmoud Hassan Ramadan had been hanged for an incident where children were thrown from a building during protests in 2013 against the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

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South Sudan’s Conflicting Forces Still Recruiting Children

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said in a report that the South Sudan government and rebel forces are still recruiting children to fight in the country's civil war.The claim was rejected by the government. “Despite renewed promises by both government and opposition forces that they will stop using child soldiers, both sides continue to recruit and use children in combat,” HRW’s Africa director, Daniel Bekele said.

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“The Dead Journey”

Girum Tehalmanot is an Ethiopian journalist and refugee who left Ethiopia nine years ago. On Jan. 9, his first book, “The Dead Journey,” was published in Yemen. It was published in Ethiopia a few months prior. The book was written as “a warning to those thinking of coming to Yemen,” Tehalmanot said. It is based on his experience at sea, but also on 53 interviews he has conducted with those who made the journey. The book is the first to be published in a three-part series about the dangerous conditions migrants and refugees face coming to Yemen.

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Kenyan MP shot dead in centre of Nairobi

George Muchai, a prominent member of governing Jubilee coalition, shot dead along with two bodyguards and driver A prominent Kenyan MP was shot dead along with two bodyguards and a driver in the centre of the capital Nairobi in the early hours of...

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35 African migrants go missing off Yemen coast

SANAA (AFP) - At least 35 African migrants went missing after their boat capsized in bad weather off southwest Yemen on Monday, a military official said. Authorities have rescued eight Ethiopians and five Somalis, including a woman, and the body of another Somali has been retrieved from the boat which was carrying 49 people, General Saleh al-Sabbari told the official Saba news agency. Strong currents and high waves overturned the boat off the city of Dhubab as it was sailing through the Bab al-Mandab separating the Arabian Peninsula from east Africa, said Saba.It said search operations were ongoing.

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