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Former soccer star George Weah wins Liberian Senate race
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Former soccer star George Weah has won a seat in the Liberian Senate by coming out ahead of the president's son, according to Liberia's election commission....

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....

After a year, journalists jailed in Egypt seek end to ordeal
CAIRO (AP) -- A year after three Al-Jazeera English journalists were arrested in Egypt, they and their families are pleading for justice and an end to their ordeal....

Egypt court bans festival honoring Moroccan rabbi
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court has banned an annual festival in honor of Moroccan rabbi that was regularly attended by hundreds of Jewish pilgrims, mainly from Israel and Morocco....

Egypt court reduces protester sentences to 2 years
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian appeals court on Sunday upheld the conviction of 23 activists, including a prominent rights defender, for staging an illegal protest, but reduced their sentences from three years to two, a defense lawyer said....