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UN report says numerous abuses have occurred in South Sudan
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- South Sudanese government and opposition soldiers "blatantly ignored" international law during clashes in July that killed hundreds of people, according to a United Nations human rights investigation....

Ford recalls more than 4,500 Kuga SUVs in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The South African unit of the Ford Motor Company says it is recalling 4,556 Kuga vehicles following several dozen reports of the car catching fire....

Bombers at Nigeria's Maiduguri University kill professor
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Three suicide bombers, including a child, exploded at dawn Monday at Nigeria's northeastern University of Maiduguri, killing a university professor and another child, witnesses and police said. The bombers also died....

Uganda confirms Avian flu in wild terns, domestic birds
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Tests have confirmed that avian flu is responsible for the mass deaths of wild birds on the shores of Lake Victoria in Uganda, according to the government....

Gambia president says country must wait for court decision
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Gambia's president said late Sunday that he has filed an injunction to restrict president-elect Adama Barrow from taking office Thursday and to bar other parties from swearing the opposition coalition leader in, telling Gambians they must wait for a Supreme Court hearing before he considers stepping down after more than 22 years in power....

South Sudan claims mandate has expired for more UN troops
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- South Sudan's government is claiming that the U.N. Security Council mandate to send a new contingent of 4,000 peacekeepers to boost the existing force has expired....

Congo warns of armed ex-M23 rebels crossing border
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Congo's government says 250 armed members of a former rebel group have crossed from Uganda into Congo....

Egypt court strikes down islands deal in blow to president
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court on Monday ruled against the government's attempt to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, an embarrassment for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi that could deepen tensions with his onetime Gulf patron....

Egypt drops case against mob that attacked Christian woman
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian prosecutors have thrown out a case brought by an elderly Christian woman against several members of a Muslim mob who stripped off her clothes and paraded her naked through the streets, her lawyer said Sunday....

Residents of Egypt's northern Sinai threaten protests
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptians in al-Arish, a city in the restive north of the Sinai Peninsula, are threatening civil disobedience to protest against what they claim to be the extrajudicial killing of six youths by security forces....