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Egypt: About 27 worshipers killed at a Coptic Church bombing in Egypt

About 27 worshipers were killed and close to 71 people injured in the Palm Sunday attack at a Coptic Church in Egypt, as Christians prepare for the week-long Easter festivities to celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Coptic Orthodox Church is the main Christian Church in Egypt and one of the earliest Christian groups outside the Holy Land. Condolences messages are being shared as the country mourns for the dead and prays for the survivors, and peace.

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‘There is no such thing as a revolution starting and ending in a couple of months’: an interview with Egyptian activist, Yara Sallam

Egyptian human rights advocate, Yara Sallam, stood up to be counted when Egypt’s revolution was in full tilt and paid the price for it: fifteen months in prison. The prison spell did nothing to diminish her resolve and since her release last year, the outspoken activist has shown no signs of backing down from the fight to ensure that the powers that be uphold the human rights of every Egyptian. This Is Africa’s Nancy Onyango caught up with Sallam on the sidelines of the recently concluded Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) forum in Brazil. She opened up about why some North Africans don’t feel “African,” her experience behind bars and why she thinks Egypt’s revolution is far from over.


Kofi Annan advices African leaders to handover power after serving mandated terms

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan has called on African leaders to leave office after serving their mandated constitutional terms. Annan warned that while the number of coups have reduced, some leaders are “creating situations which may bring them back,” by clinging on and staying on for too long. Against the background of Annan’s observation, We look at some of the countries which have experienced coups or attempted coups since 2010.