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Global companies snared in South Africa's corruption scandal
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's biggest corruption case since the end of apartheid has entangled not only the president and ruling party but also some major international companies, including U.S. firm McKinsey and KPMG....

Police: At least 13 dead in multi-vehicle accident in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyan police say at least 13 people have been killed in a multi-vehicle accident on a highway outside the capital, Nairobi....

Ethiopia faces social media blackout after new ethnic unrest
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Ethiopia faces a social media blackout as clashes intensify between ethnic groups in various parts of the country....

Liberia sets Dec. 26 date for runoff presidential election
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberia's National Elections Commission has set Dec. 26 as the date for the presidential runoff vote....

Burundi's president launches campaign to extend his rule
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi's president launched a campaign Tuesday to support constitutional amendments that could extend his rule despite warnings by his opponents of more violence ahead....

2 teenage girl suicide bombers kill 4 in Nigeria's north
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- A Nigerian official says two teenage girl suicide bombers attacked the town of Gwoza, in the country's north, killing at least four people....

Kenya's president urges unity after divisive election season
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is urging unity after a divisive election that was boycotted by his main opponent....

Watchdog: Egypt remains among worst jailers of journalists
CAIRO (AP) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists says the international community has failed to pressure the world's "worst" jailers of journalists, including Egypt, from improving press freedom conditions....

Freed prisoner witnessed radicalization in Egyptian jails
DUBLIN (AP) -- An Irish citizen recently acquitted after four years of being imprisoned in Egypt says he saw dozens of cellmates become radicalized and adopt views of the Islamic State group during his brutal captivity in overcrowded jails....

Egyptian singer sentenced to 2 years over racy video
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian female pop singer has been convicted of promoting debauchery in a racy video clip and sentenced to two years in prison....