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Ghana president, longtime opposition leader face off in vote
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) -- Voters in Ghana are casting ballots in presidential and legislative elections despite widespread concerns over the credibility of the country's electoral commission....

Gambia leader's upset heartens families of the disappeared
KANIFING, Gambia (AP) -- Fatoumata Sawaneh tried to hold back tears while talking about her father, one of hundreds of people who disappeared during the 22-year reign of President Yahya Jammeh in this tiny West African country....

AP reporter deported from South Sudan
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Government agents ordered a journalist working for The Associated Press out of South Sudan on Tuesday, taking him to the airport in Juba and putting him aboard a flight to Uganda....

UN: gains against Libya terrorism real but not irreversible
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The fight against terrorism has produced results in Libya but those gains are not irreversible, the U.N.'s special envoy to the North African nation said Tuesday....

Gambia court releases on bail opposition supporters
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- A Gambian court has released on bail 12 people arrested during peaceful protests in May, a day after an appeals court released on bail top opposition leaders....

Southern Madagascar to suffer drought impact into 2017
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) -- Some rain fell in southern Madagascar last week, a rare piece of good news for a drought-hit region where nearly 1 million people face severe hunger because of failed harvests. But aid groups warn that more rain is needed for the current crop-planting season to succeed and they expect the dire humanitarian situation to stretch into 2017....

Zimbabwe's Mugabe, 92, appeals for calm amid economic crisis
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has appealed for calm as his government battles to contain a debilitating economic crisis....

Egypt says organ-trafficking network uncovered
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's official anti-corruption body says it has uncovered a network for human organ trafficking, including physicians whom it said exploited the victims' poverty in persuading them to sell their organs....

Mixed rulings for protest law by Egypt constitutional court
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Constitutional Court has issued mixed rulings on the constitutionality of a protest law, which rights groups have decried as repressive....

Egypt raises tariffs up to 60 percent for imported goods
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's president has imposed a second increase of tariffs on hundreds of imported products....