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Chad considering anti-gay legislation, says group
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Amnesty International says a draft anti-gay bill in Chad represents a backward step for human rights in the country....

South Africa makes nuclear deal with Russia
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa has signed a deal with Russia to get up to eight nuclear reactors built with Russian technology....

Death toll rises in Nigeria building collapse
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A total of 115 people, including 84 South Africans, died in the Sept. 12 collapse of a building at a church complex in Nigeria, the South African government said Monday....

Egyptian officials see controversial Ethiopian dam
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- The Ethiopian News Agency says Egypt's irrigation minister has toured the site in western Ethiopia where the country is building a controversial dam on the Blue Nile River....

South Africa: Park staff arrested for poaching
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A ranger and two other employees of South Africa's parks service were arrested on suspicion of rhino poaching in the country's flagship wildlife reserve, the agency said Monday....

Kenya marks 1 year since Westgate mall attack
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Relatives of the dead, survivors and shop owners converged outside Nairobi's Westgate Mall on Sunday, lighting candles and laying flowers in memory of those killed a year ago when gunmen stormed the upscale mall....

S. Sudan mediators condemns renewed fighting
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Mediators of the conflict in South Sudan say there is renewed fighting there between government and rebel troops....

Egypt: Brotherhood leader, 104 referred to trial
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's top prosecutor has referred the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 104 supporters to trial on charges of murder and terrorism....

AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East....

A transcript of AP interview with Egypt's el-Sissi
CAIRO (AP) -- A transcript of The Associated Press's interview with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi....