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South African universities say academic year is in peril
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African protesters lob rocks at security guards at one of the continent's leading universities. Police fire rubber bullets at students on another campus. Vice chancellors warn that students might not be able to finish the academic year if a national dispute over financing higher education is not resolved soon....

Leader pledges to rid Nigeria of hunger, omits worst crisis
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's president promised Saturday to drive hunger out of Africa's most populous nation but made no mention of a conflict-driven famine threatening to kill tens of thousands of children in northeast Nigeria....

Somali police: Car bomb kills 2 at restaurant in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A Somali police officer says a car bomb blew up at the entrance of a restaurant in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, killing two people....

UN condemns Congo clashes, calls for quick election calendar
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday strongly condemned recent deadly clashes in Congo fueled by political turmoil and called on the government and electoral commission to establish a calendar for elections "as fast as possible."...

Police: Au
VICTORIA, Seychelles (AP) -- Two American sisters found dead in their tropical island villa while vacationing in Seychelles died of excess fluid in their lungs, according to police in the African archipelago nation....

Somalia accuses US over airstrike
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- The Somali government has accused U.S. forces of carrying out an airstrike earlier this week which killed 13 Somali soldiers....

Attack on train kills at least 3 in Republic of Congo
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) -- A police spokesman says armed men have attacked a train carrying security forces in Republic of Congo's Pool region, killing several people....

Egypt arrests 3 reporters conducting street interviews
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian police detained three opposition journalists who were conducting street interviews in downtown Cairo about President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's request for small donations of spare change to fund development programs, security officials said Saturday....

Suspected militants kill 6 police in Egypt's restless Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Suspected Islamic State militants in Egypt's turbulent Sinai Peninsula ambushed a taxi in which off-duty policemen were traveling back to their units on Saturday, killing five of them before fleeing, according to security and medical officials....

Egyptian court blocks cancellation of islands transfer
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court has blocked the cancellation of an Egyptian-Saudi pact under which Cairo will transfer control of two Red Sea islands to Riyadh....