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Candidates promise unity in Central African Republic vote
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- For more than two years, even going to the cemetery to bury a loved one could get a mourner killed in Central African Republic. The threat of attacks from Christian militia fighters was once so high that Muslims here began burying their dead at home....

US Africa Command: Senior LRA rebel commander defects in CAR
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- A senior commander with the rebel group Lord's Resistance Army has defected to villagers in Central African Republic, the U.S. Africa Command said Friday....

5 killed in UN base attack in Mali; 3 killed near Timbuktu
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Militants attacked a U.N. base in northern Mali on Friday, killing at least 5 peacekeepers and wounding 30 others, a U.N. official said....

Nigerian army frees 267 detainees, no links to Boko Haram
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's army freed 267 detainees Friday, including dozens of children, some as young as preschoolers, saying that investigators had determined they had no links to Boko Haram Islamic extremists....

South Sudan president appoints rebel leader his deputy
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- South Sudan's president appointed his fierce rival as his deputy in a possible government of national unity, raising hopes for peace even as the rebels described the move as inconsequential....

Mauritania arrests Interior Ministry official for corruption
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) -- An official in Mauritania says the secretary-general of the Interior Ministry has been arrested on suspicion of corruption connected to a British company....

Those Valentine's Day flowers might just be from Kenya
NYAHURURU, Kenya (AP) -- This Valentine's Day, there's a good chance your flowers came from Kenya....

Egyptian doctors revolt against escalating police abuses
CAIRO (AP) -- When a doctor at a Cairo hospital told a police officer that his cut didn't require stitches, the response was startling and brutal. Police beat up the doctor and a colleague and dragged them off into custody....

Italy urged Egypt for help hours after student disappeared
CAIRO (AP) -- Italian officials contacted Egyptian authorities hours after a student later found tortured to death disappeared in central Cairo last month, according to an official summary of early Italian efforts to locate him....

Egypt insists Italian student's slaying was "criminal"
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt has denied the police had anything to do with the brutal killing of an Italian student whose body was found on the outskirts of Cairo bearing signs of torture....