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South Africa prosecute 4 apartheid-era cops for murder
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African prosecutors plan to charge four former members of the apartheid-era security forces for the 1983 murder of a young woman who had recently graduated from university and was a courier for the then-banned African National Congress....

South African court hears case against president
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's highest court on Tuesday heard a case against President Jacob Zuma, who is accused of violating the constitution in a scandal over state spending on his private home....

Stronger regional coordination can counter Africa extremism
THIES, Senegal (AP) -- Violent extremist groups and their affiliates are collaborating more in northern Africa, and regional forces must be built up and supported with deeper intelligence sharing to counter the increasing threat of attacks, the head of the U.S. military's Special Operations Command Africa said Monday....

Reborn Maine mill town offers lessons amid refugee crisis
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) -- The arrival of thousands of Somali refugees in this former mill city in the nation's whitest state sparked a backlash at first, complete with a rally of white supremacists and a pig's head rolled into the local mosque....

Tanzania arrests more suspects in slaying of British pilot
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) -- Police in Tanzania say they are holding a total of nine suspects over the killing of a British helicopter pilot who was on an anti-poaching mission....

Senegal fears extremism amid imam arrests, regional attacks
KAOLACK, Senegal (AP) -- Dozens of armed security forces descended on the Quranic school at night, arresting an imam suspected of having links to Islamic extremists in Nigeria....

Australian released by jihadists arrives in Burkina Faso
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- An Australian woman who was freed by her al-Qaida captors after several weeks said Monday that she hopes her husband who remains a hostage will soon be released as well so they can continue their charity work in the West African country....

Giant red carpet for Egypt leader's motorcade sparks uproar
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is facing criticism after a massive red carpet was laid over public roads for his motorcade during a trip to open a social housing project in a Cairo suburb, where he preached austerity....

Egypt insists Italian student's slaying was "criminal"
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt has denied the police had anything to do with the brutal killing of an Italian student whose body was found on the outskirts of Cairo bearing signs of torture....

Italy demands answers as student's body flown in from Cairo
ROME (AP) -- Italy demanded Saturday that Egyptian authorities swiftly determine who was responsible for the torture and slaying of an Italian doctoral student researching Egyptian labor movements and other social issues in Cairo....