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South African court rules ICC withdrawal unconstitutional
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A South African court ruled Wednesday that the government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court without parliament's approval was unconstitutional....

Gambia police say country's former spy chief arrested
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- Gambia's police spokesman says the former director general of the National Intelligence Agency has been arrested....

Somalia's new leader inaugurated, vowing to restore dignity
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Somalia's new leader was inaugurated Wednesday while promising to restore dignity to the troubled Horn of Africa nation but warning it will take another two decades to "fix" the country....

South African court rules that government's decision to withdraw from International Criminal Court is unconstitutional.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African court rules that government's decision to withdraw from International Criminal Court is unconstitutional....

South Africa sees another rise in tension over immigrants
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The South African government says it is concerned about inflammatory remarks on social media following recent attacks on foreign immigrants....

South Sudan promises 'unimpeded' aid access amid famine
WATAMU, Kenya (AP) -- South Sudan's president said Tuesday his government will ensure "unimpeded access" for all aid organizations, a day after famine was declared for more than 100,000 people in the country suffering from years of civil war....

2 more dead after Guinea announces deal with teacher unions
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Two more people died Tuesday in demonstrations supporting striking teachers after Guinea's government announced an agreement with the country's two largest teacher unions on ending walkouts that have closed schools since the beginning of the month....

Body of Egypt's so-called Blind Sheikh brought home from US
CAIRO (AP) -- The body of a blind Egyptian cleric convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York was brought back to Egypt and handed over to his family for burial on Wednesday, following his death in a U.S. federal prison over the weekend....

Militants kill 2 Christians in Egypt's Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian security officials say suspected militants have killed two Christians in the restive north of the Sinai Peninsula, days after an Islamic State affiliate vowed to step up a wave of attacks on the embattled minority....

Egypt activist out of prison but still only half free
CAIRO (AP) -- It's that time of day - just before 6 p.m. to be exact - when Ahmed Maher must leave his family and spend the night in a tiny room in the local police station. It's a grim routine that will likely define the life of the iconic "revolutionary" for the next three years....