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Wanted extremist leader surrenders in Somalia
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, who had a $3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, a Somali intelligence official said Saturday....

South Africa: Man drowns as large wave hits Durban beach
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A man drowned when an unusually large wave hit a Durban beach in South Africa, emergency services said Saturday....


NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Official: Islamic extremist leader with $3 million bounty on his head surrenders in Somalia....

Madagascar's former president under house arrest
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Madagascar's former president has been moved to house arrest in the capital Antananarivo, following months of detention, according to a representative on Saturday....

Militants attack African Union base; 9 dead
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Gunmen attacked the African Union's main base in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Thursday leading to an exchange of gunfire between militants and soldiers that killed at least nine people, including three soldiers, an official with the mission in Somalia said....

13-year-old girl: My father gave me to Boko Haram
KANO, Nigeria (AP) -- A 13-year-old says her father gave her to Boko Haram extremists and that she was arrested after refusing to explode a suicide bomb in Kano, Nigeria's second largest city in the north....

US removes Gambia from trade agreement
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Activists have praised the U.S. government's decision to remove Gambia from a trade agreement, apparently in response to human rights abuses....

Egypt reduces sentences in same-sex wedding case
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian appeals court has reduced the sentences of eight men convicted on charges of "inciting debauchery" for taking part in an alleged same-sex wedding party from three years to one year in prison....

Gunmen kill policeman, injure another
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's state news agency says two unknown gunmen on a motorcycle have shot and killed a policeman and injured another....

Egypt tattoo artists meet in Cairo, aim to break taboos
CAIRO (AP) -- In Egypt, where tattoos are widely considered taboo, organizers have held a convention to challenge stereotypes and show-off the ink designs as an art form....