The judge overseeing former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s trial detained a senior Egyptian police official on a charge of perjury Wednesday after the official denied that security forces had used live ammunition against protesters during the revolution. (more)
Libyan security forces launched an attack on the rebel-held city of Zawiya west of Tripoli on Thursday. A rebel commander and about 30 others were reported killed in the fighting, which continued into Friday.
Soaring bread prices have sparked riots around Mozambique’s capital city of Maputo, but worse still is the fact that police killed at least six people and used live ammunition because—wait for it—they “ran out of rubber bullets.”