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Congo court sentences 12 to life for gang-raping children
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- In a groundbreaking trial in a country where sexual violence is rampant and perpetrators often go unpunished, a military court in eastern Congo on Wednesday sentenced 12 militia members to life in prison for the gang-rapes of dozens of children as young as 11 months old, and for murder....

Rwanda-backed report alleges France's role in 1994 genocide
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- A new report commissioned by Rwanda's government accuses France of supplying weapons and protection to the perpetrators of its 1994 genocide in which over 800,000 people were killed, deepening a feud between the East African country and its former benefactor....

Zimbabwe seizes $500,000 worth of ivory on way to Malaysia
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe's parks agency says it has seized 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of ivory destined for Malaysia....

Group protests human rights activist's detention in Burundi
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Human Rights Watch is urging Burundian authorities to either free or charge an activist who has been detained since Nov. 21....

Global companies snared in South Africa's corruption scandal
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's biggest corruption case since the end of apartheid has entangled not only the president and ruling party but also some major international companies, including U.S. firm McKinsey and KPMG....

Police: At least 13 dead in multi-vehicle accident in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyan police say at least 13 people have been killed in a multi-vehicle accident on a highway outside the capital, Nairobi....

Ethiopia faces social media blackout after new ethnic unrest
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Ethiopia faces a social media blackout as clashes intensify between ethnic groups in various parts of the country....

Watchdog: Egypt remains among worst jailers of journalists
CAIRO (AP) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists says the international community has failed to pressure the world's "worst" jailers of journalists, including Egypt, to improve press freedom conditions....

Freed prisoner witnessed radicalization in Egyptian jails
DUBLIN (AP) -- An Irish citizen recently acquitted after four years of being imprisoned in Egypt says he saw dozens of cellmates become radicalized and adopt views of the Islamic State group during his brutal captivity in overcrowded jails....

Egyptian singer sentenced to 2 years over racy video
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian female pop singer has been convicted of promoting debauchery in a racy video clip and sentenced to two years in prison....