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Ghana TV: President concedes defeat to opposition leader
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) -- Ghana's longtime opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo won the presidency late Friday on his third run for the office, a race that was largely seen as a referendum on how the incumbent party had managed the economy in this long stable democracy....

Ghana state television: President John Mahama has conceded defeat to longtime opposition leader
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) -- Ghana state television: President John Mahama has conceded defeat to longtime opposition leader....

South Africa company to buy Stillwater Mining Co. for $2.2B
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- The company that owns Montana's largest mining complex announced Friday that it will be acquired by a South African company for $2.2 billion in a deal that requires U.S. government approval....

British journalist says detained in Kenya without charge
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A British journalist for The Times of London newspaper said Friday he was being detained at a Nairobi airport without explanation or charge after entering Kenya....

Kenyan army says 4 al-Shabab extremists killed in firefight
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A Kenyan army spokesman says soldiers on patrol have killed four extremists suspected of being members of the al-Qaida-linked Somali group al-Shabab....

Bomb blasts kill 30 in northeast Nigeria; Boko Haram blamed
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- Two women suicide bombers blew themselves up at a bustling market in northeast Nigeria's Madagali town on Friday morning, killing at least 30 people and wounding 67, an army spokesman told The Associated Press....

New Gambia leader pledges to repeal peaceful protest ban
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- Gambia's president-elect says his administration wants to repeal all laws that criminalize nonviolent protests in the tiny West African country....

Bombing on Cairo road to pyramids kills 6 Egyptian police
CAIRO (AP) -- A bombing on a main Cairo road leading to the Giza pyramids killed six police and wounded another three on Friday, the deadliest attack on security forces in the capital in more than six months....

Amnesty calls for release of jailed Egyptian photojournalist
CAIRO (AP) -- Amnesty International has urged Egyptian authorities to release a photojournalist jailed for more than three years in what the London-based rights group calls a "politically motivated" case....

Egyptian authorities arrest son of ousted president Morsi
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian official says security forces have arrested the son of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi....