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Nigeria, Morocco agree to build natural gas pipeline
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria and Morocco have agreed to build a pipeline to carry Nigerian natural gas to North Africa and Europe in a major initiative to boost energy production across West Africa and create industrial hubs to attract foreign investment, a joint statement said Wednesday....

Kenya president: Nearly 20 dead as medical workers strike
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is urging striking medical workers from public hospitals to return to work, saying nearly 20 people have died three days into the strike because of lack of care....

Gambia leader's upset heartens families of the disappeared
KANIFING, Gambia (AP) -- Fatoumata Sawaneh tried to hold back tears while talking about her father, one of hundreds of people who disappeared during the 22-year reign of President Yahya Jammeh in this tiny West African country....

Report: Dozens killed, vanished as Kenya fights extremists
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A human rights organization says at least 81 extremism suspects have been killed illegally or forced to disappear by Kenyan police after a series of attacks....

Ghana president, longtime opposition leader face off in vote
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) -- Ghanaians began lining up at polling stations before dawn on Wednesday to elect their next president as the West African nation hopes to reaffirm its reputation as a model of democracy on the continent....

AP reporter deported from South Sudan
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Government agents ordered a journalist working for The Associated Press out of South Sudan on Tuesday, taking him to the airport in Juba and putting him aboard a flight to Uganda....

UN: gains against Libya terrorism real but not irreversible
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The fight against terrorism has produced results in Libya but those gains are not irreversible, the U.N.'s special envoy to the North African nation said Tuesday....

Egypt activist says she was arrested in NGO funding case
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian human rights activist and lawyer says she has been arrested in relation to an investigation involving top rights campaigners accused of illegally receiving foreign funds for their NGOs....

Egypt says organ-trafficking network uncovered
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's official anti-corruption body says it has uncovered a network for human organ trafficking, including physicians whom it said exploited the victims' poverty in persuading them to sell their organs....

Egypt raises tariffs up to 60 percent for imported goods
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's president has imposed a second increase of tariffs on hundreds of imported products....



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