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Fake US embassy in Ghana shut down after 'about a decade'
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) -- A fake U.S. embassy that operated for "about a decade" in Ghana's capital issuing counterfeit and fraudulently obtained visas has been shut down, the U.S. State Department announced....

Top Gambian opposition leader, 18 others out of prison
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- A top Gambian opposition politician and 18 other protesters were released from prison after an appeals court granted them bail on Monday, just days after strongman ruler Yahya Jammeh agreed to step aside after losing the presidential election....

Families of Flight MH370 victims offer reward for debris
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) -- Anyone who finds a piece of debris from a Malaysia Airlines plane that is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean in 2014 could receive a financial reward, relatives of those who were on the plane said Monday in Madagascar....

87 escape Kenya psych hospital as medics strike nationwide
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- At least 87 patients escaped from Kenya's only psychiatric hospital after they were left unattended when medical workers at public hospitals went on strike nationwide, officials said Monday....

Gambia court orders release of opposition leader, 18 others after longtime leader lost vote
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- Gambia court orders release of opposition leader, 18 others after longtime leader lost vote....

AP INTERVIEW: Leader promises 'a new Gambia' after upset win
YUNDUM, Gambia (AP) -- Gambia's newly elected president on Saturday vowed to free all political prisoners and urged exiles who fled the 22-year reign of Yahya Jammeh to return from abroad and help him reform the tiny West African country....

Gambia leader's hold on power ends with surprising speed
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- In July 1994, three days after Gambia's first president was toppled by military officers, the local Daily Observer newspaper featured a front-page photo of coup leader Yahya Jammeh under the headline: "We Will Never Introduce Dictatorship In This Country."...

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....

No chicken, no cafes: Egyptians scrimp as prices leap
CAIRO (AP) -- Money had already been tight as food and electricity bills climbed for weeks. So Ashraf Mahrous, a 45-year-old civil servant, warned his wife, "Black days are ahead," when Egypt floated its pound and hiked fuel prices this month....