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South African minister faces inquiry in Grace Mugabe scandal
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's main opposition party says a parliamentary committee has agreed to summon the foreign minister to explain the decision to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady, who is accused of assaulting a young model at a Johannesburg hotel....

Angola votes for 1st new president in nearly 4 decades
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Angolans voted Wednesday in an election in which the defense minister is the front-runner to succeed President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who will step down after 38 years in power in an oil-rich country beset by widespread poverty and corruption....

South Africa cannibalism case leads to 5 arrests
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African police and media say five people have been arrested on charges including murder and possession of human body parts after one of them walked into a police station, said he was tired of eating human flesh and produced part of a human leg and a hand....

5 killed in landslide in West African nation of Guinea
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Authorities in the West African nation of Guinea say at least five people are dead after a landslide buried residents in a suburb of the capital....

Moroccans shaken by links to extremist attacks in Europe
RABAT, Morocco (AP) -- Morocco has long considered itself a haven of stability in a volatile region and a key ally in the fight against Islamic extremism, but in recent months, it has found itself shaken by carnage in Europe blamed on Moroccans who moved abroad....

South African rhino breeder readies online auction of horns
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- An online auction of 264 rhino horns will start Wednesday after a South African court ordered the government to hand over a permit allowing the sale to proceed, according to lawyers for a rhino breeder who is conducting the legal sale....

Somali extremist group confirms killing of senior commander
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- The Somali Islamic extremist group al-Shabab is confirming that one of its top commanders was killed by a U.S. airstrike in July....

Egypt snubs Trump envoy after US cuts, delays aid
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Foreign Ministry abruptly cancelled a meeting with White House adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday after the Trump administration cut or delayed hundreds of millions of dollars in aid over human rights concerns....

Egypt officials: Militants kill soldier, policeman in Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian security officials say a soldier and a policeman have been killed in separate attacks by suspected Islamic militants in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula....

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....