Egypt’s ousted Islamist president Mursi dies after collapsing in court

CAIRO (Reuters) – Former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, the first democratically elected head of state in Egypt’s modern history, died on Monday aged 67 after collapsing in a Cairo court while on trial on espionage charges, authorities said. Egypt’ Mohamed … Continue reading Egypt’s ousted Islamist president Mursi dies after collapsing in court

eSwatini bans imports of live pigs from countries affected by African swine fever

Pigs are seen in a piggery at a village near Warsaw April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo MBABANE (Reuters) – The Kingdom of eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, banned imports of live pigs on Monday from countries that test positive … Continue reading eSwatini bans imports of live pigs from countries affected by African swine fever

In Algeria, conservatives weigh in against pressure for Western-style democracy

HAIZER, Algeria (Reuters) – While tens of thousands of Algerians have been gathering for four months in the capital to demand sweeping political reforms, former fighters who led the last confrontation with the establishment have been warning people not to … Continue reading In Algeria, conservatives weigh in against pressure for Western-style democracy

Chad opposition leader arrested in France on crime against humanity charges

DAKAR (Reuters) – France has arrested a Chadian rebel leader along with two other people for alleged crimes against humanity, the Paris prosecutor’s office said on Monday. General Mahamat Nouri, who served as a minister under former President Hissene Habre … Continue reading Chad opposition leader arrested in France on crime against humanity charges

Sudan’s Bashir charged with corruption, in 1st appearance since April

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Sudan’s ex-president Omar al-Bashir was charged with corruption-related offences on Sunday, as he appeared in public for the first time since he was overthrown and detained in April. Sudan’s ex-president Omar al-Bashir leaves the office of the … Continue reading Sudan’s Bashir charged with corruption, in 1st appearance since April