AU Summit opens with Egypt set to lead

The African Union summit opens in Addis Ababa and will see Rwandan President Paul Kagame transfer the baton to Egypt meaning Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will officially take over the post of ceremonial head. IMAGES

Sisi’s last real challenger quits Egypt presidential race

A rights lawyer seen as the last real challenger to Egypt’s Abdel Fattah al-Sisi quits the race to be president, the latest in a string of potential candidates to withdraw or be jailed.

Egypt’s Sisi vows ‘brutal’ response to mosque attackers

An angry Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledges to respond with ‘brutal force’ against militants who massacred at least 235 people at a mosque during weekly prayers on Friday.

French Finance Minister meets Egyptian President al-Sisi

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday met French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and business representatives, on the third day of his official visit in France. IMAGES

Reporters Without Borders denounce Egypt’s Sisi visit to Paris

As French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to Paris, Reporters Without Borders activists held a protest to denounce human rights and freedom of speech abuses in Egypt.

VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – March 27, 2014.

The VICE News Capsule is a daily roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: al-Sisi to run for president of Egypt, Mexican CEO scandal, clashes in Burundi and virtual reality as a new kind of therapy.

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Sisi to Run for President
Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has announced that he will be resigning as the country’s defense minister in order to run for the presidency.

Citigroup’s Mexican Subsidiary Oceanografia Investigated for Fraud
The CEO of Citigroup’s Mexican subsidiary Oceanograf√≠a has been placed under house arrest as authorities look into the company’s financial reporting.

Clashes in Burundi Over Alleged Attempts to Abuse Power
Police in Burundi’s capital clashed with opposition supporters in what’s being called the country’s worst political crisis since the end of it’s 12-year civil war that ended in 2005.

Virtual Reality Stroke Therapy Tricks Brain into Rewiring Itself
Swiss developers say they’ve created the first platform to allow doctors to track precise data of a stroke patient’s recovery.

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