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Kenya destroys 15 tons of ivory taken from poachers
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's president set fire to 15 tons of elephant tusks during World Wildlife Day Tuesday to discourage poaching and trade in ivory....

South African firefighters battle wildfire for a third day
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A wildfire burned for a third day around Cape Town's Table Mountain on Tuesday, injuring a firefighter as it caused an explosion at a lodge, an emergency services spokeswoman said....

South Sudan rebels: President needs to make more concessions
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- South Sudan's rebels on Tuesday warned that peace talks with the government could fail if the government does not make concessions, especially on the issue of how to share power in a possible unity government....

Hundreds killed as Chad forces seize northeast Nigerian town
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Chadian troops have seized a strategically located northeast Nigerian town from Boko Haram, but not before the defeated Islamic extremists killed hundreds of civilians, Chad's military said....

Prominent lawyer fatally shot in Mozambique
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) -- Assailants in Mozambique on Tuesday killed a prominent academic and expert in constitutional law by firing on the car he was riding in along a central thoroughfare in Maputo, the capital, authorities said....

New attack in disputed region claimed by Sudan, South Sudan
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations reported another deadly attack Monday in the oil-rich region of Abyei that's claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan....

Boko Haram video shows 2 beheaded men accused of spying
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- The latest video from Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremist group shows the bodies of two beheaded men accused of spying, and copies some of the hallmarks of propaganda from the Islamic State group....

Egyptians race to expand Suez Canal, hoping for trade surge
ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) -- Bulldozers push earth and dredgers spit mud round the clock at Egypt's Suez Canal in a race to quickly expand the strategic waterway for two-way traffic, a project trumpeted by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to revive both the country's damaged economy and visions of nationalist glory....

Egypt court suspends legislative election after court ruling
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court suspended the country's upcoming parliamentary elections Tuesday, following an earlier Supreme Constitutional Court ruling deeming laws regulating the vote unconstitutional....

Bomb kills 2 near police station in southern Egypt
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian security official says a bomb went off near a police station and mosque in the southern city of Aswan, killing two civilians and wounding a soldier and four others....