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French president talks Boko Haram in Cameroon
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande promised intensified military cooperation with Cameroon in the fight against Boko Haram during a visit to the West African country on Friday....

Mixed reaction to scrapping of anti-gay law in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) -- Mozambicans on Friday reacted cautiously to the government's decision to do away with a colonial-era anti-gay law....

Boko Haram kills 11 'traitors' in northeastern Nigerian town
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Boko Haram militants Friday slit the throats of 11 alleged "traitors," witnesses said in the first news of desertions from the Nigerian Islamic extremist group....

S Africa: Opposition files charges against deputy president
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- An opposition party filed criminal charges against South Africa's deputy president and other officials on Friday for their alleged involvement in the police shooting deaths of 34 miners during labor unrest....

Ugandan bill targeting civic groups raises alarm
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- A bill seeking to regulate the operations of civic groups in Uganda has drawn alarm from activists who say it will hamper their operations and might be used to target those seen as opposed to the government of the country's long-serving leader....

UN: 29 die in South Sudan cholera outbreak as cases rise
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- At least 29 people have died in South Sudan's latest cholera outbreak, the U.N. children's agency said Friday....

Congo's president calls for dialogue, opposition holds out
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Congo's president has called for dialogue with the opposition to reduce tensions in the Central African country, a move the opposition and international community fear will delay elections....

Egypt president: situation 'stable' following Sinai attack
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, wearing battle dress for the first time in over a year, declared Saturday that the country's security situation was "completely stable" following a coordinated assault on the military in the troubled northern part of the Sinai Peninsula....

Egypt marks 2nd anniversary of Islamist ouster with mourning
CAIRO (AP) -- Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt's Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo's Tahrir Square were sadly telling. At the focal point of Egypt's upheavals, where authorities had hoped to stage celebrations, there was instead a prayer for the week's dead, including soldiers cut down by militants in Sinai and the country's chief prosecutor, assassinated by car bomb in the capital....

Rocket fired from Sinai hits southern Israel, no one hurt
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's military says a rocket fired from neighboring Sinai, where Egyptian troops are battling Islamic State militants, has struck southern Israel. There was no damage and no one was hurt....