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6 aid workers killed in South Sudan
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Six aid workers were ambushed and killed in South Sudan, the deadliest attack on humanitarian workers since the East African nation's civil war began in 2013....

Drought-stricken Somalia battles hunger and cholera
BAIDOA, Somalia (AP) -- An emaciated woman writhes on her hospital bed, weakly waving her bony hand to create a current of air....

East African bloc: Members to allow Somali refugees to work
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- East Africa's regional bloc said Saturday it gradually will allow the hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees sheltering in its countries to work and will include them in planning efforts....

Congolese militia decapitates more than 40 police: Officials
BENI, Congo (AP) -- A Congolese militia group has decapitated 42 policemen after ambushing them in an increasingly violent region where the U.N. is searching for missing American and Swedish investigators, a local official said Saturday....

3 soldiers dead as armed men attack northern Mali army base
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Local officials in Mali say three soldiers have been killed and four others injured in an attack by armed men on a military post in the country's north....

Somalia's proposed new cabinet challenged by lawmakers
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Somalia's parliament speaker is urging the new prime minister to review his proposed cabinet after 105 lawmakers presented a petition calling for changes....

Rape reaches 'epic proportions' in South Sudan's civil war
MUNDRI, South Sudan (AP) -- After months of being raped by her rebel captors in the middle of South Sudan's civil war, the young woman became pregnant. Held in a muddy pit, sometimes chained to other prisoners, she later watched her hair fall out and her weight plummet. But the child was a spark of life....

Egypt sentences 56 in migrant boat disaster case to prison
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court sentenced 56 defendants Sunday in the case of a boat carrying migrants that capsized off the coastal city of Rosetta in September, killing more than 200 people....

Roadside bomb, sniper kill 4 policemen in Egypt's Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- A pair of attacks by suspected Islamic militants on Saturday killed four policemen and injured six others in the turbulent north of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, according to security officials, bringing to 16 the number of policemen and soldiers known to have been slain in the area in three days....

Police clash with anti-Christian mob in southern Egypt
LUXOR, Egypt (AP) -- Police have used tear gas to disperse an angry mob of Muslims approaching Christian homes in southern Egypt....