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UN: 20 million going hungry in 4 nations; $4.4B needed soon
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of next month to prevent "a catastrophe" of hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. Just $90 million has been collected so far....

Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 1 in northern Cameroon
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) -- A Cameroon official says a suicide bomber has killed at least one person near the country's border with Nigeria....

Nigeria says gunmen kidnap 2 Germans from northern village
KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) -- Police say gunmen have kidnapped two Germans from a village in northern Nigeria....

Somalia's new leader inaugurated, vowing to restore dignity
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Somalia's new leader was inaugurated Wednesday while promising to restore dignity to the troubled Horn of Africa nation but warning it will take another two decades to "fix" the country....

South African court rules ICC withdrawal unconstitutional
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A South African court ruled Wednesday that the government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court without parliament's approval was unconstitutional. The country had been set to become the first to leave the tribunal that prosecutes the world's worst atrocities....

Gambia police say country's former spy chief arrested
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- Gambia's former director general of the National Intelligence Agency has been arrested, police said Wednesday, as the tiny West African country works to address more than two decades of alleged abuses under its former ruler....

South African court rules that government's decision to withdraw from International Criminal Court is unconstitutional.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African court rules that government's decision to withdraw from International Criminal Court is unconstitutional....

Body of Egypt's so-called Blind Sheikh brought home from US
CAIRO (AP) -- The body of a blind Egyptian cleric convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York was brought back to Egypt and handed over to his family for burial on Wednesday, following his death in a U.S. federal prison over the weekend....

Militants kill 2 Christians in Egypt's Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian security officials say suspected militants have killed two Christians in the restive north of the Sinai Peninsula, days after an Islamic State affiliate vowed to step up a wave of attacks on the embattled minority....

Egypt activist out of prison but still only half free
CAIRO (AP) -- It's that time of day - just before 6 p.m. to be exact - when Ahmed Maher must leave his family and spend the night in a tiny room in the local police station. It's a grim routine that will likely define the life of the iconic "revolutionary" for the next three years....