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Gambia's president concedes defeat after election loss
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- Gambia's president of 22 years acknowledged his election defeat on state television Friday night, vowing to step down hours after news of the results prompted thousands to celebrate in the streets in an unprecedented display of disdain for his rule....
Court orders release of Nigeria's detained Shiite leader
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's federal high court Friday ordered the intelligence agency and justice minister to free the country's detained Shiite leader and his wife, pay damages of 50 million naira (167,000 dollars) and provide a home to replace their bulldozed property....
Rape used for ethnic cleansing in South Sudan, says UN team
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- South Sudan is experiencing ethnic cleansing in several parts of the country and risks becoming a Rwanda-like catastrophe, a team of U.N. human rights investigators said Friday....
Pirates seize Russian captain, 2 crew in waters off Nigeria
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) -- The Russian Embassy in Nigeria says pirates have kidnapped the Russian captain and two crewmen off a ship in West Africa's Gulf of Guinea....
Mandela Children's Hospital opens in Johannesburg
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Nelson Mandela's dream of a hospital to provide specialized care for children has opened in Johannesburg on Friday....
Ethiopia arrests opposition figure for violating emergency
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- The Ethiopian government says it has arrested an opposition figure for violating the terms of a state of emergency declared in October....
2 Iranians charged in Kenyan court with terrorism
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Two Iranian men were charged Thursday in a Kenyan court with collecting information to facilitate a terrorist act after they were allegedly found with video footage of the Israeli embassy....
Egypt raises tariffs up to 60 percent for imported goods
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's president has imposed a second increase of tariffs on hundreds of imported products....
No chicken, no cafes: Egyptians scrimp as prices leap
CAIRO (AP) -- Money had already been tight as food and electricity bills climbed for weeks. So Ashraf Mahrous, a 45-year-old civil servant, warned his wife, "Black days are ahead," when Egypt floated its pound and hiked fuel prices this month....
Egypt passes new law clamping down on rights groups
CAIRO (AP) -- The Egyptian parliament on Tuesday approved a new law regulating non-governmental organizations that gives security agencies extensive power over the financing and activities of NGOs and rights groups....