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Egypt claims to receive invite that White House says it hasn't sent

President Sisi has been invited to next month's US-Africa Leaders Summit despite concerns about Egypt's human rights record.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) talks to Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir at Khartoum International Airport in Khartoum June 27, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah (SUDAN - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3W4LF

President Obama has invited Egypt's president to the first ever US-Africa Leaders Summit next month despite lingering concerns about the country's human-rights record, Al-Monitor has learned.

Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received a written invitation from the US president earlier this week, an Egyptian official said. A US source confirmed that Egypt had been invited, even as the White House continued to publicly assert that it had yet to make up its mind.

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