{FD} Israeli series exposes raw wounds from ethnic Jewish divide

An electrifying new documentary series on the problematic integration of Middle Eastern Jews by Israel’s European founders in the 1950s has reopened old wounds of an ethnic divide within Judaism ahead of the country’s 70th anniversary festivities.

{FD} 3 officials resign in Kenya’s electoral body over poll probe

Three commissioners from Kenya’s electoral commission say they’ve resigned over the suspension of the chief executive officer who was sent on compulsory leave to pave way for wider investigations into the conduct of the commission in last year’s elections.

{FD} Egypt upholds death sentence against 4 over plotting attacks

Egypt’s highest appeals court has upheld death sentences for four people over forming a “terrorist cell” to plot attacks on security forces and other institutions.