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Hospital officals: Nearly 500 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Churches across Sierra Leone held special services Sunday in memory of those killed in mudslides and flooding earlier this week, as hospital officials announced the toll had risen to nearly 500 bodies collected....

Grace Mugabe gets diplomatic immunity, returns to Zimbabwe
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Granted diplomatic immunity by South Africa, the wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe returned home from Johannesburg on Sunday despite calls that she be prosecuted for allegedly assaulting a young model at a luxury hotel there....

The Latest: South Africa grants immunity to Zim first lady
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- The Latest on Grace Mugabe returning to Zimbabwe (all times local):...

A look at Zimbabwe's first lady, who is accused of assault
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A South African model's claims of assault have drawn attention to Zimbabwe's increasingly outspoken first lady Grace Mugabe, who has been viewed as a possible successor to her 93-year-old husband. Grace Mugabe and President Robert Mugabe returned to Zimbabwe Sunday, despite calls by a South African legal group and protesters for the Zimbabwean first lady to be denied diplomatic immunity....

Nigeria's ailing president returns after 3 months away
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned to the country Saturday after more than three months in London for medical treatment but the government gave no details on what has been ailing him....

South Africa mulls fate of Mugabe's wife after assault claim
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- In a tit-for-tat dispute, Zimbabwe blocked flights by South Africa's government-owned airline on Saturday amid tensions over allegations that Zimbabwe's first lady assaulted a young model at a luxury hotel in Johannesburg....

The Latest: Nigeria's president returns after 3 months away
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The Latest on Nigeria president's return after three months of medical treatment in London (all times local):...

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....

Suspected militants kill 2 policemen in Egypt's Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian security officials say suspected Islamic militants have shot dead two policemen in el-Arish, capital of the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula, where an Islamic State affiliate is fighting security forces....