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2 white South Africans denied bail in coffin assault case
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Two white South Africans accused of forcing a black man into a coffin and threatening to set him on fire have been denied bail....

Hackers target election website a day after Ghana vote
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) -- Hackers have targeted the website of Ghana's electoral commission ahead of the release of results from a narrowly contested presidential election....

UN: Boko Haram remains a threat even as they lose territory
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N.'s envoy for Central Africa says a multinational regional force has reclaimed much of the territory controlled by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin but the extremist group remains a serious threat to regional stability....

Britain's finance chief starts overseas tour on Brexit fears
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Britain's exit from the European Union will be a "smooth process" that will not disrupt trade patterns with smaller countries, finance chief Philip Hammond said Wednesday as he began an overseas tour to reassure global partners ahead of his nation's planned EU departure....

Kenya president: Nearly 20 dead as medical workers strike
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday urged striking medical workers to return to the job, saying nearly 20 people have died three days into the strike because of lack of care....

Somalia recaptures town from IS-linked fighters; 34 dead
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A Somali official says security forces have recaptured a port town from Islamic State-linked fighters in the semi-autonomous state of Puntland....

Report: Dozens killed, vanished as Kenya fights extremists
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- At least 81 extremism suspects have been killed illegally or forced to disappear by Kenyan police in the country's coastal region after a series of attacks, a human rights organization said Wednesday....

Egypt president says his economic reforms are no 'picnic'
CAIRO (AP) -- The Egyptian president defended on Thursday the tough economic measures undertaken by his government, saying there was no other alternative in the face of the country's deteriorating economy....

Egypt says organ-trafficking network uncovered
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's official anti-corruption body says it has uncovered a network for human organ trafficking, including physicians whom it said exploited the victims' poverty in persuading them to sell their organs....

Egypt raises tariffs up to 60 percent for imported goods
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's president has imposed a second increase of tariffs on hundreds of imported products....