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More than 100 injured in train collision in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African paramedics say two trains have collided in the capital, Pretoria, injuring more than 100 people....

UN: Congo must stop rights violations by its armed forces
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The U.N. commissioner for human rights has called on Congo's government to stop human rights violations by its armed forces....

Merkel's Algeria visit canceled because president falls ill
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- An attack of severe bronchitis suffered by long-ailing Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika forced his country to call off a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the last minute on Monday....

South Africa honors more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinking
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- It was a cataclysmic loss among many during World War I. On the foggy early morning of Feb. 21, 1917, in the channel between Britain and France, a British steamship accidentally rammed the smaller SS Mendi, sinking the vessel in about 20 minutes and killing more than 600 southern African troops on board, the vast majority of them black....

Students protest amid school closures in Guinea
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Police in Guinea fired tear gas as hundreds of students armed with stones and sticks demonstrated Monday in the capital over strikes by teachers that have blocked them from going to classes for weeks....

Uganda launches gold refinery, amid fears of dirty minerals
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- A gold refinery primarily owned by a Belgian investor was launched in Uganda Monday amid concerns about the source of its minerals....

Famine declared in part of South Sudan by government and UN
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, according to an announcement by the South Sudan government and three U.N. agencies, which says the calamity is the result of prolonged civil war and an entrenched economic crisis that has devastated the war-torn East African nation....

Islamic State vows more attacks on Egypt's Christians
CAIRO (AP) -- An Islamic State group affiliate in Egypt released a video Monday showing the suicide bomber who killed nearly 30 people when he attacked a packed church in December and vowing more attacks on the country's Christian....

Egypt high court upholds death sentence of 10 in soccer riot
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's highest appeals court on Monday upheld the death sentences against 10 people convicted over a soccer riot that killed over 70 fans in 2012, becoming one of the world's deadliest soccer disasters....

Israeli army: Sinai militant fire hits Israel, no one hurt
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military says several shells have been fired from neighboring Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, exploding in the south of the country and causing no injuries....