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11 more political prisoners released in Gambia
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- In Gambia, 11 more people who were jailed for peacefully protesting have now been released on bail, said a human rights group....

Britain's finance chief sees more trade with South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The finance chief of Britain says he sees big opportunities to build on trade ties with South Africa, which is Britain's biggest export market in Africa....

UN concerned about upswing in Libya violence
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council says it is concerned by the recent escalation of violence between armed groups in Tripoli....

2 white South Africans denied bail in coffin assault case
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Two white South Africans accused of forcing a black man into a coffin and threatening to set him on fire have been denied bail....

Hackers target election website a day after Ghana vote
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) -- Hackers have targeted the website of Ghana's electoral commission ahead of the release of results from a narrowly contested presidential election....

UN: Boko Haram remains a threat even as they lose territory
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N.'s envoy for Central Africa says a multinational regional force has reclaimed much of the territory controlled by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin but the extremist group remains a serious threat to regional stability....

Kenya president: Nearly 20 dead as medical workers strike
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday urged striking medical workers to return to the job, saying nearly 20 people have died three days into the strike because of lack of care....

Amnesty calls for release of jailed Egyptian photojournalist
CAIRO (AP) -- Amnesty International has urged Egyptian authorities to release a photojournalist jailed for more than three years in what the London-based rights group calls a "politically motivated" case....

Egyptian authorities arrest son of ousted president Morsi
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian official says security forces have arrested the son of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi....

Egypt president says his economic reforms are no 'picnic'
CAIRO (AP) -- The Egyptian president defended on Thursday the tough economic measures undertaken by his government, saying there was no other alternative in the face of the country's deteriorating economy....