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Kenya's president announced the appointment of a new defence forces chief on Friday after the retirement of General Julius Karangi, who drew public criticism for the army's handling of a militant attack on a Nairobi shopping mall in 2013. Somali Islamist al Shabaab gunmen launched an assault on the Westgate mall in September 2013. Karangi admitted after the attack that there had been some looting and said at least two soldiers were dismissed. President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a statement that Karangi "will commence the handover process starting next week pending retirement as Chief of Defence Forces after more than four decades of distinguished service to our country".
CAIRO (AP) — Young Egyptians are once again organizing on social media and taking to the streets of Cairo by the hundreds every Friday, not to protest injustice or clash with police, but to enjoy long runs through one of the world's most crowded and chaotic cities.