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Nigerian militants claim attack on pipeline; police deny it
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) -- Oil militants say they have blown up a gas pipeline in Nigeria's southeastern Akwa Ibom state, but police blamed the explosion on a technical failure....

Republic of Congo opposition leader sentenced to 2 years
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) -- A Republic of Congo tribunal has sentenced an opposition leader to two years in prison for inciting public disorder and insurrection....

As severe drought threatens southern Africa, US gives $127M
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The United States on Monday announced $127 million in aid for southern African countries where the worst drought in decades is affecting millions of people, stunting children and tempting some farmers to eat their grains instead of saving them as seed for the next crop....

Solar plane leaves Cairo on last leg of globe-circling trip
CAIRO (AP) -- An experimental solar-powered airplane took off from Cairo for Abu Dhabi early Sunday on the last leg of its globe-circling voyage, mission organizers said....

South Sudan armed opposition claims to remove vice president
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- A faction of South Sudan's armed opposition said Saturday it had replaced its leader who is also the country's first vice president, a move which could lead to further turmoil following deadly clashes in the capital this month....

Elderly women risk lives crushing rock for money in Cameroon
MAROUA, Cameroon (AP) -- In a northern Cameroon town menaced by food insecurity and suicide bombers, women as old as 85 are spending long, grueling days crushing rocks into gravel to earn a living....

Zimbabwe calls veterans' statement on Mugabe traitorous
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe's government says a surprise statement by the country's independence war veterans attacking President Robert Mugabe is traitorous and treasonous....

Egypt's Coptic Pope warns of increased attacks on Christians
CAIRO (AP) -- The leader of Egypt's Coptic Christian church warned on Monday of increased attacks on Christians, saying national unity is being "defaced."...

Egypt's el-Sissi scraps attendance at summit in Mauritania
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has canceled his visit to Mauritania to attend the Arab League summit there, sending instead his premier as the head of the delegation....

Egyptian currency hits fresh low on black market
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's currency has fallen to new lows on the black market, with media reports saying it had reached levels of about 12 pounds to the dollar....