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Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who swept to power in a coup in 2013. Photograph: Seyllou/AFP/Getty Images

Egypt’s parliament is set to vote on a bill of sweeping constitutional changes this week that would increase president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s power and(...)

A Sudanese demonstrator protests against the army’s announcement of a military-led transitional council, in Khartoum on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

Sudan’s ruling military council on Friday promised a new civilian government, a day after the armed forces overthrew President Omar al-Bashir, but mis(...)

Algerian riot police use water cannon to disperse  anti-government protesters in Algiers on Tuesday. Photograph: Ryad  Kramdi/AFP/Getty Images

Algeria’s interim president was immediately rejected by thousands of protesters on Tuesday after he was named by parliament to take charge during a v(...)

Men seen on an armed vehicle during a protest near the defence ministry building in Khartoum, Sudan, in a still image taken from a social media video on Tuesday. Photograph:   Mohamed Musa via Reuters

About 20 people have been killed and many injured during attempts by troops loyal to Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, to disperse demonstrators dema(...)

Protesters rally in front of the military headquarters in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Monday. Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Sudanese soldiers have intervened to protect demonstrators demanding the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in a sign that the security apparatus a(...)

Protesters face riot police during a massive anti-regime demonstration in Algiers on Friday. Photograph: Mohamed Messara/EPA

Hundreds of thousands of protesters demanding radical change marched through Algiers for a seventh successive Friday, as Algeria’s spy chief was repo(...)

 Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned as Algeria’s president on Tuesday after weeks of mass protests against his 20-year rule. Photograph: Mohamed Messara

Algeria’s president Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on Tuesday, succumbing to a groundswell of public pressure after weeks of mass protests against his (...)

Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika (right) with Algeria’s army chief, Ahmed Gaid Salah. Photograph: Canal Algerie/AFP/Getty Images

Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika will resign before his mandate ends on April 28th, state news agency APS said on Monday, bowing to weeks of ma(...)

Lieut-Gen Ahmed Gaid Salah, chief of staff of the Algerian armed forces. His announcement could pave the way for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s ousting. Photograph: Ryad Kramdi/AFP/Getty Images

The head of Algeria’s army has demanded that Abdelaziz Bouteflika be removed from office, signalling the end of the ailing president’s nearly two deca(...)

An elderly woman washes her belongings in the mud, in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe, earlier this week. An area of 394sq km had been flooded in the wake of a powerful cyclone. Photograph: Zinyange Auntony/AFP/Getty Images

Today’s news production cycle is measured not in days, hours or minutes, but in seconds. The lag between an event and its coverage has almost disappea(...)

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