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Congo leader opens peace conference in bloody Kasai region
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Congo President Joseph Kabila declared Tuesday that "justice must be done" as he opened a peace conference in the bloody Kasai region where thousands of people have died in a year of fighting among government troops and militias....

Kenya's judges who nullified election face 'savage' threats
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Attempts to intimidate Kenya's Supreme Court judges after they nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election have been "unlawful and savage in nature," the nation's judiciary said Tuesday, as ruling party supporters protested outside the court demanding the judges' removal....

UN calls on Congo to protect refugees after deadly shooting
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The U.N. refugee agency is calling on Congo's government to ensure protection for refugees and asylum-seekers after Congolese soldiers shot and killed at least 39 Burundian protesters, including a child....

Prosecutors to argue Pistorius should get more jail time
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius faces another legal challenge when South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal convenes Nov. 3 to hear arguments by state prosecutors that the former track star and convicted murderer should get more jail time....

Forgotten people stranded for years by South Sudan's war
RENK, South Sudan (AP) -- "They told us we'd only be here for six days, and that was six years ago," Ramadan Wani says....

UN says 1 Tanzanian peacekeeper killed in Congo, 1 injured
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- The United Nations mission in Congo says a peacekeeper has been killed amid fighting in Beni territory in the country's North Kivu province....

Uganda police detain 11 protesting 'life presidency'
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Ugandan police have detained a lawmaker and 10 others who were arrested while protesting against a plan that they charge would enable the country's long-term president to rule for life....

Egypt releases 24 Nubians arrested for protesting
CAIRO (AP) -- A lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered the release of 24 Nubians arrested for participating in a protest earlier this month....

Egypt acquits Irish-Egyptian after 4 years in detention
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian criminal court on Monday acquitted an Irish-Egyptian who has been detained for four years on a slew of charges, including murder, arson and illegal possession of weapons, his defense lawyer said. However, the court sentenced an American-Egyptian to five years imprisonment over the same charges....

Egypt plans to plug budget gaps with more foreign debt
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Finance Minister says the country will face a $10 to $12 billion budget shortfall for the current 2017-18 fiscal year, and plans expanded foreign debt issuance to overcome it....