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EU suspends Kenya water conservation funding over killing
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The European Union is suspending funding for a water conservation project in Kenya after a tribesman was shot and killed by government forest service guards and another seriously wounded, the EU announced Wednesday....

2 Americans, 2 Canadians kidnapped in central Nigeria
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Gunmen ambushed two Americans and two Canadians traveling through Nigeria's northern Kaduna state, kidnapping them and killing two policemen, a state police spokesman said Wednesday....

Ethiopia releases top opposition figure from prison
BURAYU, Ethiopia (AP) -- Ethiopia's top opposition figure and hundreds of others were released from prison on Wednesday as part of the government's recent pledge to free detained politicians and "widen the democratic space for all" after the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century....

Suicide attack at market in Nigeria's Maiduguri kills 12
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- A double suicide bombing at a market in Nigeria's northern city of Maiduguri killed at least 12 people and wounded 48 others on Wednesday, residents and an emergency official said....

12 killed, 48 others wounded in double suicide attack at market in Nigeria's Maiduguri city
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- 12 killed, 48 others wounded in double suicide attack at market in Nigeria's Maiduguri city....

Challenge in Uganda against removing presidential age limit
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Uganda's government says it is preparing a response to the court challenge filed by a lawyers' association against a new law removing a presidential age limit from the constitution....

South Africa targets McKinsey firm in corruption scandal
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Global management consultancy firm McKinsey is coming under increasing scrutiny in South Africa amid government efforts to recover funds linked to a corruption scandal....

Egypt presidential hopeful says bureaucrats blocking his bid
CAIRO (AP) -- A rights lawyer who hopes to run in Egypt's presidential election in March said Wednesday that bureaucrats loyal to the government were obstructing efforts to get him on the ballot, while his campaign officials said police and government supporters were intimidating potential voters....

Ethiopian PM arrives in Egypt for talks on sharing Nile
CAIRO (AP) -- Ethiopia's prime minister arrived in Cairo on Wednesday for a two-day visit to discuss a massive dam that Egypt fears will cut into its share of the Nile, at a time of heightened tensions among the countries that rely on the river....

Egypt's leader seeks to defuse tension with Sudan, Ethiopia
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's president on Monday sought to defuse tensions with Ethiopia and Sudan, reassuring them that his country was not meddling in their internal affairs or planning to go to war against them....