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Police given OK to hold suspects in Nairobi courthouse plot
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A court ruled Friday that Kenyan police can continue detaining five people who allegedly planned to attack a Nairobi courthouse so a Muslim cleric facing terror charges could escape....

15 killed in Kenya floods, scores of families displaced
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyan officials said Friday that at least 15 people have drowned and scores of families have been displaced across the East African nation during two days of heavy rainfall that caused flooding in urban and rural areas....

Former South Africa president Jacob Zuma to be prosecuted
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Former South African president Jacob Zuma will face old charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering, prosecutors announced Friday, deepening the legal woes of a leader whose tenure was marked by scandals....

CORRECTS: Former South African president Jacob Zuma to be prosecuted on 16 charges of corruption
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- CORRECTS: Former South African president Jacob Zuma to be prosecuted on 16 charges of corruption . (Corrects APNewsAlert the original alert said that Zuma will face 18 charges, he will face 16 charges)...

Zimbabwe's ex-leader Mugabe calls his ouster a "disgrace"
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Former Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has given his first interview since being forced from power in November, describing his removal as a "coup" and a "disgrace."...

Mauritius president denies reports of financial misconduct
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A financial scandal is threatening to unseat Africa's only female head of state, the president of the Indian Ocean nation of Mauritius....

Military helicopter crashes in southern Senegal, killing 8
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Authorities in Senegal say at least eight people were killed when a military helicopter crashed into a field of mangroves....

Egyptian teenager's death in UK sparks outrage at home
CAIRO (AP) -- The death of an Egyptian teenager in the UK has sparked outrage across Egypt, where officials have described the incident as "barbaric."...

Egyptians abroad vote in presidential elections
CAIRO (AP) -- Thousands of Egyptian expatriates around the world are heading to polling stations to cast their ballots in the presidential election....

Egypt and Russia set April dates for resumption of flights
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt and Russia have set dates in April for the resumption of flights between the two countries, suspended by Moscow after Islamic State militants downed a Russian plane over Sinai in 2015, killing all 224 people onboard....