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Congo lawmakers approve revised electoral law after protests
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Lawmakers in Congo have approved a new version of the country's electoral law after scrapping a provision that opposition leaders said was intended to prolong the president's time in power....

Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violence
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- In a rare high-level visit to Africa's most populous country, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Nigeria's leading presidential candidates to refrain from fomenting violence after next month's vote, and he condemned savage attacks by Boko Haram, an al-Qaida-linked insurgency....

Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, dozens killed
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, from three fronts....

South Africa shaken by anti-immigrant riots
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African authorities have re-established order - for now - in Soweto and other Johannesburg townships, after a week of looting of foreign-owned shops and violence in which four people were killed....

Turkish president in Somalia to launch development projects
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Under tight security Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Sunday launched development projects sponsored by his government including an airport terminal in the Somali capital, Mogadishu....

Zambia: Edgar Lungu sworn in as new president
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) -- Edgar Lungu was sworn in as Zambia's new president Sunday....


MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Military: Extremists attack northeastern Nigeria's biggest city, dozens killed and wounded....

Egypt: 15 killed in clashes between Islamists, police
CAIRO (AP) -- Anti-government protesters fought street battles with police in Cairo and other cities on Sunday, the fourth anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising, as clashes left at least 15 people dead and dozens injured. Another two people died when an explosive device they were planting under a high-voltage tower in the Nile Delta exploded prematurely, according to security officials....

Protester shot dead at leftist party march in central Cairo
CAIRO (AP) -- A female protester was shot dead by police at a march in downtown Cairo Saturday, her political party said in a statement....

Expert says King Tut mask can be restored after epoxy used
CAIRO (AP) -- Epoxy used to glue a blue and gold braided beard back on to the burial mask of Egypt's famed King Tutankhamun can be removed and the mask properly restored, a German expert summoned to Cairo to examine it said Saturday....