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Former Egypt Brotherhood leader Akef dies aged 89

CAIRO:¬†Former Muslim Brotherhood head Mohammed Mahdi Akef, who helped turn Egypt's Islamist movement into a major opposition force, died on Friday in a Cairo hospital aged 89, his daughter said. Aliya Mahdi Akef made the announcement on Facebook, saying "my father is in the care of Allah (God)". Ten months before his death, Akef had been transferred from jail to the hospital in Cairo for cancer treatment, the group's lawyer Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsud told AFP. Read More: Egypt gives life sentences to Brotherhood…