(JUBA) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Tuesday appointed Rebecca Garang, the widow of late SPLM founding leader John Garang and a political rival, to the National Dialogue committee.
Egypt on Wednesday named the suicide bomber who attacked a cathedral in Alexandria as 31-year-old Mahmoud Hassan Mubarak Abdullah, describing him as a fugitive with links to militant cells that carried out previous strikes in the country.
Somalia's new president has offered al-Shabab militants a 60-day amnesty amid a declaration of war on the group.
Fighters who gave themselves up would receive training, employment and education, President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo said.
Somalia has reported frequent terror attacks, and a spate of kidnappings.
The announcement comes as at least 10 people were reportedly killed in roadside explosion in the Lower Shebelle region on Thursday The cause of the explosion has not been confirmed.
President Farmajo announced the amnesty at a news conference in the capital Mogadishu, dressed in full military fatigues.
Ethiopian troops fighting militant Islamist group al-Shabab have withdrawn from a key military base in central Somalia's Galgudud region, according to residents.