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At least 15 killed in suicide bomb attacks in north Cameroon
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) -- Two suicide bombings carried out by Islamic extremists in northern Cameroon have killed at least 15 people and wounded dozens, authorities said Thursday....

Plight of African lions persists 1 year after Cecil killing
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Some call it the Cecil the lion effect....

No Independence Day for South Sudan; it says can't afford it
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- The world's youngest country has cancelled its Independence Day celebrations, saying what little money it has would be better spent elsewhere as it recovers from a devastating civil war....

Police: 15 killed as roadside bomb hits minibus in Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A police officer says a roadside bomb has struck a minibus outside Somalia's capital, killing at least 15 people....

3 killed, 6 hurt in attack on Malian military near Timbuktu
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- The Malian military says a convoy came under attack not far from the town of Timbuktu in the country's volatile north....

Congo president: Nothing can stop November elections
KINDU, Congo (AP) -- Congo's president says nothing can stop long-awaited elections from taking place even as fears mount of a possible delay....

Right groups: Police responsible for 3 men missing in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyan police are responsible for the disappearance of three men, including a human rights activist with the U.S.-based International Justice Mission, 10 local and international human rights groups say....

Egypt marks new holiday amid violence in Sinai, near Libya
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt celebrated the army's 2013 overthrow of an Islamist president with a new national holiday on Thursday, a day that also saw a series of deadly militant attacks in Sinai and clashes with smugglers near the nation's porous border with Libya....

Priest, 2 members of security forces killed in Egypt's Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian officials say a Christian priest and two members of the country's security forces have been killed by suspected Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula's turbulent north....

Investigators: EgyptAir wreckage shows heat damage, smoke
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian investigators said Wednesday that wreckage from the EgyptAir flight that crashed in May shows "signs of damage because of high temperature" and that a flight data recorder indicates there was smoke on board....