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Kenya: Baby rescued from collapsed building out of danger
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A baby who survived for nearly four days under the debris of a collapsed building is out of danger, a Kenyan hospital official said Wednesday....

Western countries urge Kenya to take steps for smooth polls
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyan voters must have confidence that the electoral commission and judiciary are impartial and efficient ahead of polls next year, 11 diplomats from western countries said Wednesday....

Kenya: 2 men challenge constitutionality of anal probe
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A lawyer said Wednesday she has submitted the arguments during the first day of a hearing where two men are seeking a Kenyan court ruling to stop enforced anal examinations of men accused of being gay....

Rebels kill at least 17 civilians in eastern Congo
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- A Congo rights group that tracks rebel violence says that at least 17 civilians have been killed in the country's east....

Burundi's former President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza dies
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi's government says former President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza has died in Belgium, where he received medical care for two weeks....

Group: 13 Peuhls killed in latest attacks in Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Pro-government militia killed four members of the Peuhl ethnic group in central Mali and then struck again at the funeral, killing nine more victims, a local community group said Wednesday....

3 Red Cross employees abducted in eastern Congo
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Three employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross have been abducted in eastern Congo....

Egypt extends suspension of capital gains tax
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt has extended the suspension of a capital gains tax on the stock market until May 2017....

Egypt's journalists warn of strike if minister stays
CAIRO (AP) -- Hundreds of Egyptian journalists rallied in Cairo on Wednesday in an escalating standoff with police, threatening a possible strike by media workers if demands including the dismissal of the interior minister are not met....

Egypt court acquits Mubarak-era premier of graft
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court has acquitted a former prime minister of graft charges in the latest retrial linked to his time serving under longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak....