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Ethiopia: 11 killed in continued violence in restive region
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Eleven people have been killed in clashes in Ethiopia's restive Oromia region as the country continues to experience anti-government protests that at times lead to ethnic violence, said regional officials said Sunday....

Namibian diamond town opens gates to the public
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A diamond-mining town in Namibia that previously restricted visitors has opened to the public in hopes of boosting tourism and diversifying its economy....

African rhino injures poacher in rare reversal of fortunes
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A rhino turned the tables on a suspected poacher in Namibia, charging and injuring the man while he was allegedly tracking it....

Somalia readies for 'state of war' as death toll up to 358
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Somalia's president on Saturday urged troops to prepare for a "state of war" against the al-Shabab extremist group blamed for the country's deadliest attack, as the toll reached 358 with dozens still said to be missing a week after the truck bombing in Mogadishu....

13 soldiers killed in latest attack on Niger's military
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) -- Authorities in Niger say unknown assailants have killed 13 soldiers in the West African country....

Kenya helicopter carrying 5 plunges into lake after takeoff
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A helicopter with five people on board plunged into a lake in Kenya's Rift Valley and it's likely that no one survived, officials said Saturday....

With single weekly flight, remote St. Helena extends welcome
JAMESTOWN, St. Helena (AP) -- The Gates of Chaos, Lot's Wife, Old Woman's Valley, Man and Horse Cliffs. These are the names of places on St. Helena, an otherworldly Atlantic Ocean island far from anywhere whose British-ruled population of just over 4,000 is reaching out to the world....

Egypt sentences 11 to death over attacks on police
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian criminal court has confirmed death sentences for 11 men and handed down life sentences to 14 others over charges including attempted murder of policemen....

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....