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Kerry to visit Riyadh to confer with Saudi Arabia on Yemen
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Riyadh for discussions with Saudi government leaders on Wednesday and Thursday....

Nigeria's military: Battling tribal militia, not civilians
JOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's military is battling a dangerous tribal militia that could grow into a terrorist group in central Nigeria and denies accusations its troops have killed dozens of civilians, the Defense Ministry spokesman said Monday....

Senegal pledges 2,100 troops to aid effort in Yemen
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Senegal is sending 2,100 troops to help back the military intervention led by Saudi Arabia that is underway in Yemen, becoming the first sub-Saharan African country to contribute soldiers to the effort, the country's foreign minister said Monday....

Jihadists destroy proposed world heritage site in Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Jihadists have destroyed a mausoleum in central Mali that had been submitted as a U.N. World Heritage site, leaving behind a warning that they will come after all those who don't follow their strict version of Islam, a witness said Monday....

US gives $45 million to help Kenya with refugee crisis
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The United States said Monday it will give $45 million to help Kenya deal with an increasingly complex refugee crisis in a region long defined by Somalia's endemic violence, but where war in nearby Yemen is now creating conditions so dire that some people are even fleeing to Somalia....

Kerry makes emotional appeal to So. Sudan's warring leaders
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry condemned South Sudan's warring president and opposition leader as "disgraceful" Monday for squandering the promise of the world's youngest country and pledged $5 million to create a court or another institution that might one day hold perpetrators of the nation's violence accountable....

South African man in court over wife's murder
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A South African man has been charged with his wife's murder, police said on Monday, days after local media reported that the touching eulogy he delivered at her funeral was plagiarized....

Egypt's deposed autocrat Mubarak turns 87, waves to fans
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's deposed longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak celebrated his 87th birthday Monday by waving to some 100 supporters gathered outside of the military hospital where he is being held in Cairo....

In Egypt, militants attack security forces' base in Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian officials say suspected Islamic militants have attacked a security forces' base in northern Sinai, near the border with Gaza. There was no immediate word on casualties....

AP PHOTOS: Egyptian doorman makes a rare trip home
ABU AL-NASR, Egypt (AP) -- Salama Osman's day begins before the tenants of his Cairo apartment building wake and ends only after the last returns home at night, a work week without weekends. Except this week....