Somalia's death toll now at 358 as 'state of war' planned
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Thousands of anguished Somalis gathered to pray Friday at the site of the country's deadliest attack, while the toll rose to 358 and dozens remained missing. Somalia's president will announce a "state of war" against the al-Shabab extremist group blamed for the bombing, the prime minister said....

The Latest: Somalia to announce 'state of war' on al-Shabab
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- The Latest on Somalia's deadliest attack (all times local):...

Somalia's leader to announce 'state of war,' new offensive on al-Shabab after deadliest attack
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Somalia's leader to announce 'state of war,' new offensive on al-Shabab after deadliest attack....

140 arrested in Malawi after mob attacks on 'vampires'
LILONGWE, Malawi (AP) -- Deadly mob attacks on people suspected to be "vampires" have led to 140 arrests in Malawi, police said Friday....

Kenya's police say 4 killed in opposition demonstrations
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Four people have been killed in opposition demonstrations this month as Kenya's fresh presidential election approaches next week, national police said Friday, as concerns rose about violence around the vote....

Shell Nigeria lifts force majeure on Bonny Light exports
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) -- Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary says it has lifted the force majeure imposed on Bonny Light crude oil exports a month ago....

Uganda police hold opposition leader over attempted murder
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Ugandan police have detained the country's most prominent opposition leader over allegations of attempted murder following a deadly confrontation between police and opposition supporters in a remote town....

Egyptian official: 14 policemen killed southwest of Cairo
CAIRO (AP) -- Militants killed 14 policemen and wounded eight in a shootout during a raid Friday on a militants' hideout southwest of Cairo, an Egyptian security official said....

Egypt releases Irish-Egyptian after 4 years in detention
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt released early on Friday an Irish-Egyptian man detained for over four years on charges related to a 2013 Muslim Brotherhood protest in Cairo, his lawyer said....

Militants rob bank, attack church in Egypt's Sinai; 7 dead
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Islamic militants on Monday staged a two-pronged assault in the heart of the largest city in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, lobbing grenades and trading gunfire with guards at an unused Coptic church to distract from a bank robbery across the street....