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Grace Mugabe goes to court over diamond ring
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- The wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has gone to court in an attempt to seize assets of a Lebanese businessman who allegedly failed to deliver to her a diamond ring worth more than $1.35 million dollars....

Jihadist ambush on US forces shows new danger in Sahel
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- The Islamic militants came on motorcycles toting rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns, killing four American service members after shattering the windows of the unarmored U.S. trucks....

Kenya police disperse demonstrators despite court order
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A witness says police fired rifles and tear gas to disperse demonstrators preparing to protest police killings of opposition supporters....

Hangman's job in Zimbabwe gets 'flood' of applications
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- The job of hangman used to be unpopular in Zimbabwe. Now the government says more than 50 people have applied to be the state's executioner in a country where employment is hard to find....

5 dead, 60 arrested during Togo protests for term limits
LOME, Togo (AP) -- Togo's security minister says at least five people have been killed in clashes between security forces and opposition supporters demonstrating for presidential term limits....

Thousands march over 'Somalia's 9/11;' attack details emerge
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Somali intelligence officials shared a detailed account of the country's deadliest attack, while thousands marched Wednesday in Mogadishu in a show of defiance against the extremist group blamed for Saturday's truck bombing that left more than 300 dead....

Police kill 2 at Uganda rally against president's long rule
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Police shot dead two people Wednesday while seeking to foil a political rally in a remote part of Uganda, an opposition official said, amid rising tensions over attempts to extend the longtime president's rule....

Militants rob bank, attack church in Egypt's Sinai; 7 dead
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Islamic militants on Monday staged a two-pronged assault in the heart of the largest city in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, lobbing grenades and trading gunfire with guards at an unused Coptic church to distract from a bank robbery across the street....

Egyptian Coptic priest killed in Cairo attack
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church says a priest has been killed in a knife attack in a poor Cairo district, the latest deadly assault on members of the country's Christian minority....

Egypt accepts leading activist's appeal of life sentence
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court has granted a re-trial to one of the leading activists behind the 2011 uprising, who was sentenced to life in prison for taking part in a violent protest months later....