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Parents: 101 Nigerian girls missing after Boko Haram attack
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- More than 100 girls are still missing three days after suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked their school in northern Nigeria, parents said Thursday, as fears grew that they may have been kidnapped like those from Chibok town nearly four years ago....

Parents say 101 Nigerian girls still missing days after suspected Boko Haram attack
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Parents say 101 Nigerian girls still missing days after suspected Boko Haram attack....

US military says drone strike in Somalia kills 4 extremists
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- The United States military for the second straight day is announcing a drone strike that killed al-Shabab extremists in Somalia....

Rights group challenges Kenya's anti-gay laws in court
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's High Court on Thursday began hearing arguments in a case that challenges parts of the penal code seen as targeting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities....

Congolese refugees' protest in Rwanda turns violent
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- The United Nations refugee agency says protests by Congolese refugees in Rwanda have turned violent with several people injured and that police have fired into the air to disperse them....

AP Exclusive: Migrant recounts his deportation from Israel
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options. He could not return to Eritrea, a country he risked his life to flee in 2010. He hoped to avoid the fate of compatriots who languished in a desert jail for illegally staying in Israel....

South Africa's FM under scrutiny ahead of Cabinet reshuffle
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's finance minister has announced the first increase in the value-added tax in a quarter-century as the country seeks to bring in new revenue....

Egypt: 7 troops killed in Sinai anti-militant operation
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's military says seven troops have been killed so far in a massive security operation launched this month against Islamic militants in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula and other areas....

Egyptian policemen catch child falling off 3rd floor
CAIRO (AP) -- Three Egyptian policemen were able to catch a 5-year-old child as he fell from a third-floor apartment balcony in the southern city of Assiut, saving the boy's life....

Egyptian court sentences 21 to death on terrorism charges
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court sentenced on Thursday 21 people to death and seven others to up to life in prison over belonging to a group believed to be affiliated with the extremist Islamic State group, the state-run MENA news agency reported....