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Blast in Somalia kills 34 in Mogadishu marketplace
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Somalia's new president visited victims wounded by the Mogadishu car bomb that on Sunday killed 34. President Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those who planned the blast....

Roaming telescope brings Kenyan kids views of night sky
MOLO, Kenya (AP) -- Thousands of schoolchildren in Kenya are getting a rare opportunity to look at the stars....

Gambia's new president commits to end human rights abuses
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- As Gambia enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country....

Islamic extremists denounce Somalia's new president
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A commander of Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels denounced the country's recent election of a new president and vowed to continue fighting the government, the first official comment from al-Shabab since the president's election earlier this month....

As Mugabe turns 93, an anxious Zimbabwe wonders who's next
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- As the world's oldest head of state approaches his 93rd birthday on Tuesday, Zimbabwe has been planning a party for thousands of people in honor of President Robert Mugabe. For weeks, state television has led its broadcasts with tributes....

NC child porn investigation leads to South Africa arrests
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a child pornography investigation in North Carolina led to the arrests of the parents of a 14-year-old girl in South Africa....

2 more South Sudan officials resign, alleging graft, bias
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Two top South Sudanese military officials have resigned while accusing the government of ethnic bias and corruption, the latest sign that President Salva Kiir is struggling to retain his coalition of support as the country's civil war continues under warnings of genocide....

Egypt shuffles Cabinet, appoints 1st female governor
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt swore in nine new ministers to the cabinet of Prime Minister Sherif Ismail on Thursday, along with five new governors, including the country's first female governor....

Egypt swears in 9 new Cabinet ministers in limited shuffle
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt has sworn in nine new ministers to the cabinet of Prime Minister Sherif Ismail....

Militants kill Christian in Egypt's Sinai, second in a week
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Coptic Christian teacher on his way to school in northern Sinai on Thursday, the second killing of a Christian in less than a week in the turbulent region, officials said, amid fears of escalating attacks on Christians....