The release of Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste from an Egyptian jail may have been meant to deflect criticism on the Egyptian government. But there's no getting around the Sisi regime's poor record on human rights and the law.
For more than a year, journalists and rights advocates around the world have campaigned on behalf of three Al Jazeera journalists behind bars in Egypt. Today, a court in Cairo ordered a new trial for the three men. But they are not being released.
US Secretary of State John Kerry was in Cairo to meet with new Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi. This high-level meeting was an attempt by Washington to improve strained relations with Egypt following months of political unrest. But the sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists Monday could be another setback.
It was a shocking verdict by an Egyptian Court. 529 people alleged members of the Muslim Brotherhood were sentenced to death. Of those sentenced, less than half are in custody and the rest are on the run.
The three journalists are charged with a range of offenses, from aiding the Muslim Brotherhood to fabricating false news. After nearly two months in prison, they had a brief day in court before the trial was postponed into March.
Kenya may soon have a new constitution, which would reduce the powers of the Kenyan president, give citizens a new bill of rights and pave the way for land reform. East Africa correspondent for the BBC, Peter Greste, has the details.
On Wednesday, a suicide bomber killed eight American civilians in Afghanistan, according to U.S. officials. With the latest is Marvin Weinbaum, former State Department analyst, and Peter Greste, BBC correspondent in Afghanistan.
The FDLR is a militia group made up of former Rwandan Hutus who fled to the neighboring DR Congo after the 1994 genocide. The BBC's Peter Greste reports on the connection between some of the ongoing violence in Congo and an FDLR leader based in Germany.
One of the worst droughts in living memory is taking its toll on both people and wildlife in Kenya. Clashes over land and water lead to the deaths of 32 people and 24 elephants. The BBC's Peter Greste has the story.
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