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Kenya: Hundreds homeless as condemned buildings demolished
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- As emergency workers retrieved four bodies from a building that collapsed a week ago, bringing the death toll to 41, hundreds of residents were evicted from nearby buildings that are being torn down to prevent other disasters....

Militants attack Chevron oil facility in Nigeria, shut down
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) -- Armed militants attacked a major Chevron oil and gas facility off Nigeria's southern coast, the military said Friday, and the U.S.-based multinational said it was forced to shut production there but its exports will continue....

Kenyan official: 4 people rescued after being trapped for 6 days in rubble of collapsed building
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyan official: 4 people rescued after being trapped for 6 days in rubble of collapsed building ....

Uganda government bans press coverage of protest movement
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Uganda's government on Thursday banned media coverage of a protest movement against the disputed re-election of the country's long-time president....

Zimbabweans hunt for US cash as shortages bite
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Severe shortages of U.S. dollars that are used as local currency in Zimbabwe have forced many residents to become cash hunter-gatherers....

South Africa: Buildings at 17 schools burned in protests
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African authorities say buildings at 17 schools in a provincial area were set on fire during several days of violence by residents who oppose an administration plan for their area....

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....

Prominent rights lawyer arrested in Egypt over protests
CAIRO (AP) -- A prominent Egyptian rights lawyer who had raised a legal suit against the president's decision to hand two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia was arrested early on Friday and ordered held in custody for 15 days, pending investigation into a list of allegations, including plotting a coup....

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 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....