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UN peacekeepers in South Sudan accused of paying for sex
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- The United Nations mission in South Sudan says it has recalled a 46-member peacekeeping police unit after some members allegedly paid local women living in a protection camp for sex....

Parents release names of 105 missing Nigerian girls
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Parents in Nigeria have released a list of the 105 young women they say are still missing nearly a week after Boko Haram militants attacked a northern town, demanding that residents direct them toward the school for girls....

Death toll from twin blasts in Somalia's capital rises to 21
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Authorities say the death toll in a pair of explosions Friday evening in Somalia's capital has risen to 21....

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....

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....

Campaigning for Egypt's presidential vote underway
CAIRO (AP) -- Campaigning is now underway in Egypt's presidential elections, a two-candidate vote that's virtually certain to be won by the incumbent, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi....

Overturned bus in northern Egypt catches fire, killing 8
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's official news agency says a bus carrying workers has burst into flames after it overturned west of the coastal city of Alexandria, killing at least eight people....

Archaeologists find ancient necropolis in Egypt
TUNA AL-GABAL, Egypt (AP) -- Egypt's Antiquities Ministry announced on Saturday the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the Nile Valley city of Minya, south of Cairo, the latest discovery in an area known to house ancient catacombs from the Pharaonic Late Period and the Ptolemaic dynasty....