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New round of South Sudan peace talks is delayed
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- Officials say the next round of South Sudan peace talks has been delayed without explanation....

Kansas militia members convicted of Somali refugee bomb plot
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Three Kansas militia members were convicted Wednesday of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees, an attack thwarted by another member of the group who tipped off federal authorities about escalating threats of violence....

Zimbabwe marks Independence Day _ from Mugabe, too
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Celebrating Independence Day for the first time without Robert Mugabe as leader since 1980 felt like a second emancipation for some Zimbabweans on Wednesday....

Taiwan's leader visits rare African ally, tiny Swaziland
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Taiwan is emphasizing its ties with one of the few countries that grant it diplomatic recognition as President Tsai Ing-wen visits the tiny African kingdom of Swaziland....

200 child soldiers freed in S. Sudan, but problem continues
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- More than 200 child soldiers were released by armed groups in war-torn South Sudan, part of a series of releases that will see almost 1,000 children freed in the coming months....

Niger may have arrested militant with ties to US ambush
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) -- Niger's military has detained a suspect who it believes could be the militant leader who was being pursued when an ambush left four American soldiers dead in October, the American ambassador said Tuesday....

Burundi forces kill perceived regime opponents, says group
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Burundi's government forces and ruling party members have beaten and killed perceived opponents of an upcoming referendum that could allow the president to extend his rule, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday, citing what it called "widespread impunity" for local authorities and their allies....

Egypt sentences 3 to life, 36 to 10 years on terror charges
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court has sentenced three Muslim Brotherhood members to life in prison on terror-related charges....

Egypt's military says IS leader in Sinai killed in shootout
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's military says its forces have killed a man they identified as the leader of the Islamic State group in the restive Sinai Peninsula....

Egypt extends its state of emergency for 3 months
CAIRO (AP) -- President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has extended a state of emergency in Egypt for another three months....