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Angola expels 8,000 Congolese fleeing violence, UN says
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Angola has expelled more than 8,000 Congolese who entered the southern African country while fleeing deadly violence at home, the United Nations says in a new report....

South Sudanese refugees grapple with honoring their dead
BIDI BIDI, Uganda (AP) -- The cemetery for South Sudanese refugees lies between two streams that flood when the rains come, leaving debris scattered across the otherwise unmarked graves....

Namibia buries leader who campaigned against apartheid
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Namibians have gathered for a state funeral for Herman Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, an independence leader who was jailed during South Africa's era of white minority rule....

Earthquake hits central Mozambique; no reports of casualties
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 has hit central Mozambique, but there are no immediate reports of damage or casualties....

Ghana assures public of security of ex-Guantanamo detainees
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) -- Ghana's government on Friday sought to reassure the public that two former Guantanamo prisoners living in the West African nation remained under supervision, a day after a court ruled their arrival was unconstitutional without parliament's approval....

Gunmen kill 3 in suspected extremist attack in Kenya's north
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Three people were killed and three others wounded in a suspected Islamic extremist attack in Kenya's Mandera County, which borders Somalia, officials said Friday....

US soon to have permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- The United States ambassador to Somalia says the U.S. once again will have a permanent diplomatic presence in the country after it opens offices in Mogadishu later this year....

Egypt's president ratifies disputed Saudi islands pact
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's president has ratified a disputed 2016 agreement under which his country would transfer control of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia....

Egypt says 7 militants killed in raid on desert camp
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Interior Ministry says it has killed seven people in connection with recent attacks on the country's embattled Christian minority, including three church bombings and a deadly bus shooting, all claimed by the Islamic State group....

UN urges Egypt to halt execution of 6 men in 'flawed' trials
CAIRO (AP) -- U.N. human rights experts urged Egypt on Thursday to halt the execution of six men, sentenced to death over killing a policeman, saying that their trials were "flawed" and "did not meet international standards of fairness."...