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Nigeria failed to act on warnings of mass abduction: Report
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's security forces failed to respond to several warnings that suspected Boko Haram extremists were on their way to a town where 110 schoolgirls were seized in a mass abduction last month, rights group Amnesty International said Tuesday....

The world's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, has died after 'age-related complications'
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The world's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, has died after 'age-related complications'...

Jury selection starts for men accused of Kansas bomb plot
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A trial begins this week for three members of a militia group accused of conspiring to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somalis in the Kansas town of Garden City....

AP Interview: Zimbabwe's new opposition leader faces vote
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Ahead of Zimbabwe's crucial elections this year, the biggest opposition party has selected a charismatic lawyer and pastor to challenge the military-backed president in the first vote without former leader Robert Mugabe in decades....

Burundi's president sets May date for referendum on power
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- Burundi's president has signed a decree setting May 17 for a referendum on changes to the constitution that could keep him in power until 2034, days after some ruling party members bestowed on him the title of "eternal supreme guide."...

Ethnic violence in Congo's northeast displaces 60,000
BUNIA, Congo (AP) -- The assailants attacked under cover of darkness, slaughtering Nguli Nzafi 's wife and three children with machetes and arrows....

In Africa, Trump's firing of Tillerson a new sign of neglect
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Ask some Africans what they think of President Donald Trump and they just shake their heads. That sense of indifference appears to have deepened after Trump fired his secretary of state at the end of Rex Tillerson's first Africa tour last week....

In Egypt election, el-Sissi imposes stability over democracy
CAIRO (AP) -- The sole candidate running against Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has had two showcase campaign rallies in downtown Cairo. The first was a disaster. No one showed up except a few campaign workers....

Egypt election sacrifices democracy for stability
CAIRO (AP) -- When the sole candidate running against Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi held a rally in downtown Cairo recently, all of 30 people showed up. And that wasn't even the biggest sign of the hollowness of his campaign....

Egypt, Sudan vow to cooperate as Ethiopia builds Nile dam
CAIRO (AP) -- Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir met his Egyptian counterpart in Cairo on Monday, as the two countries look to repair ties that were recently frayed over an upstream Nile dam being built by Ethiopia....