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Rwanda to vet campaign messages of presidential hopefuls
KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- Rwanda's electoral commission has announced it must approve any social media messages of candidates in the August presidential election, a decision that many in the opposition see as an attack on free speech....

Central African Republic killings send entire town fleeing
BRIA, Central African Republic (AP) -- Scores of blackened homes dot this town where more than 41,000 people have fled for their lives....

South Sudan freed UN journalist held 2 years without charge
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- South Sudan has released a United Nations journalist held for two and a half years without trial, the U.N. announced Friday....

South African opposition leader barred entry to Zambia
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The leader of South Africa's main opposition party on Friday sharply criticized Zambian officials who denied him entry to their country as he tried to show support for a jailed opposition leader....

Spain marks WWI anniversary of boat's sinking near Cape Town
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Spanish officials in South Africa are marking the centenary of the sinking of a steamer vessel that killed 134 Spanish passengers and crew members during World War I....

Attempt to broker South Sudan political agreement fails
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- South Sudan's government and opposition groups have failed to reach a political agreement mediated by Uganda's president in the latest setback to efforts to end the country's civil war....

Rights groups urge Uganda to back probe into deadly clashes
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Dozens of human rights watchdogs and lawyers on Friday urged Uganda's government to allow an independent investigation into killings by security forces during violent clashes with a tribal kingdom last year that left over 100 dead....

Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attack
MINYA, Egypt (AP) -- The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for the attack on a bus carrying Christians on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, which killed 29....

The Latest: Scandinavian leaders condemn Egypt Copts attack
CAIRO (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Egypt (all times local):...

AP Explains: Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church is enduring a dark chapter in its history with the community increasingly victimized by attacks from Islamic militants, including Friday's attack by gunmen on a bus transporting Copts to a monastery south of Cairo, leaving 29 dead....