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Voting closes in Gabon where president vies to extend power
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) -- Voting closed Saturday evening in Gabon, where the president is vying for re-election and voters weighed whether to maintain a family dynasty that stretches back to the 1960s....

Guinea says 2 Olympians did not return home with delegation
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- The head of Guinea's Olympic delegation says two athletes did not return to the West African nation after competing at the Rio Olympics....

Zimbabwe police arrest 67 over anti-government protest
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- President Robert Mugabe warned against an Arab Spring type of revolution, as Zimbabwe police said they arrested 67 people following a violent protest that rocked the capital, Harare....

South Sudan's troubled agreement is not keeping the peace
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- When South Sudan's president signed a peace deal a year ago to try to end the country's civil war, he added 16 reservations to the agreement....

Sierra Leone: Police officers detained over deadly protests
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- A police official in Sierra Leone says three officers were detained and questioned in connection with the shooting deaths of two demonstrators this month....

Zimbabwe police crush anti-government protest in capital
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe police used batons, tear gas and water cannons to crush an anti-government protest in the capital Friday, despite a court order that the demonstration should be permitted....

Somali extremists attack beach restaurant killing 8
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Somalia's security forces Friday morning ended an overnight siege of a beach restaurant by al-Shabab gunmen in which eight people were killed....

Egypt court orders release of lawyer who defied president
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court has ordered the release of a rights lawyer who had been held without charge in solitary confinement for over 100 days after defying President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi....

Egypt TV host shuns Twitter after pro-president poll fiasco
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian TV host and staunch supporter of the country's army-chief-turned-president has shut down his Twitter account after his improvised poll in favor of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi backfired....

Kidnapped Egyptian policeman shot dead in Sinai
El-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- A police driver kidnapped earlier this week was publicly shot dead on Thursday by suspected militants from the local Islamic State affiliate in Sinai, Egyptian security officials said....



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