Egypt frees 3 as president appears to reach out to critics The head of a journalists’ union says Egyptian authorities have freed three journalists — the latest in a string of releases as President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi appears to be reaching out to critics of his administration
Sudan frees ex-officials in effort to end political impasse
Lawyers say Sudanese authorities have released two outspoken former government officials from prison
Egypt releases three journalists ahead of Eid al-Fitr
Thousands of political prisoners, however, are estimated to remain in Egyptian jails.
Egypt releases 41 political prisoners ahead of Eid, says negotiator
More detainees expected to be released ahead of next week's holiday, but thousands more likely to remain locked up on charges like spreading 'false news'