Roaming telescope brings Kenyan kids views of night sky
MOLO, Kenya (AP) -- Thousands of schoolchildren in Kenya are getting a rare opportunity to look at the stars....

Islamic extremists denounce Somalia's new president
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A commander of Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels denounced said the country's recent election of a new president and vowed to continue fighting the government, the first official comment from al-Shabab since the president's election earlier this month....

New Gambian president promises reforms, freedoms
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- Gambia's new president promised greater freedom, an improved economy and better education as thousands attended a ceremony Saturday marking his inauguration after a tense political standoff with the country's former longtime leader....

NC child porn investigation leads to South Africa arrests
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a child pornography investigation in North Carolina led to the arrests of the parents of a 14-year-old girl in South Africa....

2 more South Sudan officials resign, alleging graft, bias
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Two top South Sudanese military officials have resigned while accusing the government of ethnic bias and corruption, the latest sign that President Salva Kiir is struggling to retain his coalition of support as the country's civil war continues under warnings of genocide....

Congo investigates video showing soldiers shooting militia
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Congo's government said Saturday it was investigating a video that shows uniformed soldiers shooting at apparent militia members who are armed with sticks, and that a commanding officer had been arrested....

Uganda seizes ton of ivory, arrests 2 West African suspects
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Ugandan authorities seized a ton of illegal ivory and arrested three West Africans they believe were plotting to ship it abroad, an official said Saturday....

Egypt shuffles Cabinet, appoints 1st female governor
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt swore in nine new ministers to the cabinet of Prime Minister Sherif Ismail on Thursday, along with five new governors, including the country's first female governor....

Egypt swears in 9 new Cabinet ministers in limited shuffle
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt has sworn in nine new ministers to the cabinet of Prime Minister Sherif Ismail....

Militants kill Christian in Egypt's Sinai, second in a week
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Coptic Christian teacher on his way to school in northern Sinai on Thursday, the second killing of a Christian in less than a week in the turbulent region, officials said, amid fears of escalating attacks on Christians....