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Dreams of victory for a struggling South African rugby team
KATLEHONG, South Africa (AP) -- Their catches still uncertain, their sneakers worn and unsuitable, a team of young South Africans is trying to find success in a sport that that's a traditional favorite in their country, but rare in their own neighborhood - rugby....

Suicide bomber explodes at northeast Nigeria church, 5 dead
POTISKUM, Nigeria (AP) -- A woman suicide bomber blew up in the midst of a crowded evangelical Christian church service in northeast Nigeria on Sunday and killed at least five people, witnesses said....

Burkina Faso: Father wants justice in sex abuse case
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- The father of a 5-year-old girl who a French prosecutor says was sexually abused by a French soldier has hired a lawyer and vowed on Sunday to follow legal proceedings closely to ensure justice is done....

Egypt's currency drops to new low against the dollar
CAIRO (AP) -- The Egyptian pound has fallen to a new low against the U.S. dollar, the second such drop in days, the country's central bank said Sunday, in a move that could help boost much-needed foreign investment....

Africans seeking better lives pass through Ethiopian town
METEMA, Ethiopia (AP) -- The mood in the border town of Metema these days is quiet and watchful....

Team Africa wins Peachtree Cup at AJC Peachtree Road Race
ATLANTA (AP) -- Team Africa beat Team USA to win the Peachtree Cup in an annual 10-kilometer run in Atlanta....

French president talks Boko Haram in Cameroon
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande promised intensified military cooperation with Cameroon in the fight against Boko Haram during a visit to the West African country on Friday....

Egypt foiled extremist 'state' in Sinai, president says
CAIRO (AP) -- President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, wearing battle dress for the first time in over a year, said Saturday that Egypt had foiled an attempt by the Islamic State group to seize territory and set up an extremist state with its recent assault on the military in the troubled northeastern part of the Sinai Peninsula....

Egypt marks 2nd anniversary of Islamist ouster with mourning
CAIRO (AP) -- Two years to the day after the army overthrew Egypt's Islamist president, the sounds coming from the mosque at Cairo's Tahrir Square were sadly telling. At the focal point of Egypt's upheavals, where authorities had hoped to stage celebrations, there was instead a prayer for the week's dead, including soldiers cut down by militants in Sinai and the country's chief prosecutor, assassinated by car bomb in the capital....

Rocket fired from Sinai hits southern Israel, no one hurt
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's military says a rocket fired from neighboring Sinai, where Egyptian troops are battling Islamic State militants, has struck southern Israel. There was no damage and no one was hurt....