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Child killed in South Sudan when plane strikes house
RENK, South Sudan (AP) -- A 5-year-old girl has been killed in South Sudan when a World Food Program-contracted aircraft struck a house while attempting to land in bad weather in the capital, Juba....

Angola votes for 1st new president in nearly 4 decades
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Angolans voted Wednesday in an election in which the defense minister is the front-runner to succeed President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who will step down after 38 years in power in an oil-rich country beset by widespread poverty and corruption....

The Latest: Polls close in Angola as president to step down
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The Latest on Angola's election (all times local):...

South African minister faces inquiry in Grace Mugabe scandal
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A South African parliamentary committee will summon the foreign minister to explain the decision to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady, who is accused of assaulting a young model at a Johannesburg hotel, South Africa's main opposition party said Wednesday....

Chad closing Qatar's embassy there, kicking out diplomats
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Chad's government says it is closing Qatar's embassy there and accuses the Gulf nation of trying to destabilize the Central African country via neighboring Libya....

South Africa cannibalism case leads to 5 arrests
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Five people have been arrested in South Africa on charges related to cannibalism, including murder and possession of human body parts, after one of them walked into a police station, said he was tired of eating human flesh and produced part of a human leg and a hand, said South African police and media....

Foreigner returns to testify in South Sudan hotel rampage
RENK, South Sudan (AP) -- A lawyer says a foreign aid worker has returned to South Sudan to identify her alleged attackers in a rampage by soldiers on a hotel compound in the capital a year ago....

Egypt's leader, US envoy meet after cut in American aid
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's president and foreign minister met with White House adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday, just hours after the Trump administration cut or delayed hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Cairo over human rights concerns....

The Latest: Egypt leaders meet US envoy despite aid cuts
CAIRO (AP) -- The Latest on White House envoy Jared Kushner's trip to the Middle East, where he is exploring ways to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process (all times local):...

Egypt officials: Militants kill soldier, policeman in Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian security officials say a soldier and a policeman have been killed in separate attacks by suspected Islamic militants in the turbulent north of the Sinai Peninsula....