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5 killed in landslide in West African nation of Guinea
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Authorities in the West African nation of Guinea say at least five people are dead after a landslide buried residents in a suburb of the capital....

Moroccans shaken by links to extremist attacks in Europe
RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- Morocco has long considered itself a haven of stability in a volatile region and a key ally in the fight against Islamic extremism, but in recent months, it has found itself shaken by carnage in Europe blamed on Moroccans who moved abroad....

South African rhino breeder readies online auction of horns
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- An online auction of 264 rhino horns will start Wednesday after a South African court ordered the government to hand over a permit allowing the sale to proceed, according to lawyers for a rhino breeder who is conducting the legal sale....

Angola's dos Santos to quit after 38 years in power
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Angolans vote Wednesday in an election that will see President Jose Eduardo dos Santos quit after nearly four decades in power. Yet the longtime leader has laid the groundwork for a hand-picked successor in an oil-rich country where poverty, corruption and human rights concerns are unlikely to dissipate anytime soon....

Somali extremist group confirms killing of senior commander
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- The Somali Islamic extremist group al-Shabab is confirming that one of its top commanders was killed by a U.S. airstrike in July....

9 UN peacekeepers hurt in Mali by roadside bomb attack
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- U.N. officials say nine peacekeepers have been wounded when their convoy was hit by a roadside bomb in northern Mali....

Nigerian president vows to step up fight against Boko Haram
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said his government will step up its campaign against Islamic extremist rebels but made no mention of his health he spoke to the nation for the first time Monday, after more than three months of medical treatment in London....

Egypt officials: Militants kill soldier, policeman in Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian security officials say a soldier and a policeman have been killed in separate attacks by suspected Islamic militants in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula....

Egyptian MP steps back from call to extend president's term
CAIRO (AP) -- The Egyptian lawmaker behind a call to amend the constitution to extend the president's term by two years said in comments published Sunday that the change won't apply to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's current four-year term, a partial turnaround in the face of growing opposition to the idea....

Egypt blocks access to website of group supporting media
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt has blocked internet access to the website of an international media watchdog that provides support for journalists and champions media freedoms....