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'I cannot go back': South Sudan refugee clan begins new life
IMVEPI, Uganda (AP) -- Eighty-year-old Alfred Wani walks across the wooden bridge over the Kaya River, the border between South Sudan and Uganda, clinging to his Bibles and family photo album, with his wife, three goats and 27 relatives in tow. Missing are a few sons (off fighting) and his cattle (stolen)....

Kenya opposition alliance announces presidential candidate
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- An alliance of Kenya's main opposition groups Thursday named its presidential candidate to face President Uhuru Kenyatta in the August elections....

Senegal court upholds life sentence for Chad ex-leader Habre
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- An appeals court in Senegal upheld the life sentence of former Chad dictator Hissene Habre on war crimes and crimes against humanity charges, bringing to an end a landmark trial pursued by victims for more than 16 years....

Strike ends at South African Airways after court ruling
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African Airways says cabin crewmembers whose strike forced some flight cancellations have returned to work after a court order....

New South Sudan fighting displaces 25,000 people
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- At least 25,000 people were displaced after fighting in the town of Kodok, according to a spokesman for the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders, one day after the top United Nations official in South Sudan warned of a government offensive on the town....

Somali pirate gets life in prison for attack on US Navy ship
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- A Somali pirate has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in attacking a U.S. Navy ship....

20 more deaths in volatile central Congo, UN mission says
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo says at least 20 people have been killed as violence mounts in the country's center....

Egyptian artist paints church murals, unfazed by attacks
CAIRO (AP) -- On a scaffold several stories high beneath the dome of a Cairo church, Ayman William paints for the glory of God, unfazed by recent attacks against his fellow Coptic Christians in Egypt....

Angry debate in Egypt over reforms in Islam against radicals
CAIRO (AP) -- It was a startling collision of religion and politics. Egypt's president proposed a new law that would prevent Muslim men from ending their marriages simply by saying "divorce" three times. The country's top institution of Islamic clerics, Al-Azhar, bluntly rejected the idea, saying Islam gives men that right and nothing can change that....

Officials: Egypt tribesmen burned militant alive in Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian security officials say that members of a prominent local tribe in northern Sinai have burned alive a suspected Islamic State militant....