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UN, US failed to prevent ethnic cleansing in South Sudan
YEI, South Sudan (AP) -- When South Sudan's Yei region turned violent in the midst of the country's civil war last year, a handful of U.N. and U.S. officials begged their leaders for help. Government soldiers were burning villages and slaughtering men, women and children, they warned....

Kenya election official resigns, says new vote not credible
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A top Kenyan electoral official resigned Wednesday, charging the presidential vote just eight days away cannot be credible as planned....

In Somalia, hope fades in desperate search for missing
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Anguished families scoured Somalia's capital Tuesday in search of scores still missing from Saturday's bomb blast that killed more than 300 people in one of the world's deadliest attacks in years....

The Latest: UN leader gives condolences over Somalia bombing
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- The latest on the deadly explosion in Somalia's capital (all times local):...

Kenya opposition suspends reform protests after killings
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday suspended protests intended to press for reforms to Kenya's electoral commission ahead of the second attempt at a presidential election being held Oct. 26....

UN says South Sudan 'lukewarm' about regional peace effort
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- South Sudan's government has given only "a lukewarm response" to a regional effort to revive the 2015 peace agreement and end worsening violence in the world's newest nation, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Tuesday....

3 killed in Togo unrest after arrest of religious leader
LOME, Togo (AP) -- Togo officials say three people, including two soldiers, have been killed in clashes after the arrest Monday evening of a religious leader close to an opposition politician....

Egypt says Ramses II temple unearthed southwest of Cairo
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's antiquities agency says archaeologists have unearthed remains of a temple belonging to King Ramses II southwest of Cairo, which may shed light on the life of the 19th Dynasty pharaoh, over 3,200 years ago....

Militants rob bank, attack church in Egypt's Sinai; 7 dead
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Islamic militants on Monday staged a two-pronged assault in the heart of the largest city in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, lobbing grenades and trading gunfire with guards at an unused Coptic church to distract from a bank robbery across the street....

Egyptian Coptic priest killed in Cairo attack
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church says a priest has been killed in a knife attack in a poor Cairo district, the latest deadly assault on members of the country's Christian minority....