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Gang rapes and beheadings: UN reveals new South Sudan abuses
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- The witness accounts remain appalling. One South Sudanese man returned home after hiding from government soldiers to find they had blinded his mother, gouging out her eyes with spears....

18 killed as 2 blasts, gunfire rock Somalia's capital
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Two car bomb blasts in Somalia's capital killed at least 18 people on Friday and shattered a months-long period of calm in Mogadishu, which is often the target of attacks by the al-Shabab extremist group....

The Latest: Al-Shabab claims Somalia blasts that kill 18
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- The Latest on the attack in Somalia's capital (all times local):...

At least 18 people killed in pair of explosions in Somalia's capital, ambulance service says
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- At least 18 people killed in pair of explosions in Somalia's capital, ambulance service says....

8 charged in murder of wildlife conservationist in Tanzania
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A U.S.-based wildlife conservation group says authorities in Tanzania have arrested and charged eight people for the murder of the group's co-founder Wayne Lotter, who was shot in Dar es Salaam last year....

Parents fear worst for missing girls after Nigeria attack
DAPCHI, Nigeria (AP) -- The sound of gunfire rang out as residents gathered for evening prayers at the mosque. Soon the armed fighters showed up in their trucks and made their target clear: Where was the girls' school, they asked....

South Sudan sentences South African rebel adviser to death
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- South Sudan's special high court has sentenced a South African military veteran to execution by hanging....

Egypt: 7 troops killed in Sinai anti-militant operation
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's military says seven troops have been killed so far in a massive security operation launched this month against Islamic militants in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula and other areas....

Egyptian policemen catch child falling off 3rd floor
CAIRO (AP) -- Three Egyptian policemen were able to catch a 5-year-old child as he fell from a third-floor apartment balcony in the southern city of Assiut, saving the boy's life....

Egyptian court sentences 21 to death on terrorism charges
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court sentenced on Thursday 21 people to death and seven others to up to life in prison over belonging to a group believed to be affiliated with the extremist Islamic State group, the state-run MENA news agency reported....