17 killed in garbage dump collapse in Mozambique
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique's capital on Monday, killing 17 people who were buried by debris....

Mozambican media say at least 17 killed when heavy rains triggered partial collapse of huge mound of garbage in Maputo
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Mozambican media say at least 17 killed when heavy rains triggered partial collapse of huge mound of garbage in Maputo....

South Africa steps up action against Zuma-linked family
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African authorities are escalating an anti-corruption drive against a business family linked to former president Jacob Zuma, saying they could seek Interpol's help to track suspects believed to be out of the country....

Gambia president announces moratorium on death penalty
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- Gambia's president has declared a moratorium on the death penalty, calling it a "first step toward abolition."...

Nigeria releasing 475 Boko Haram suspects for rehabilitation
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Authorities in Nigeria are releasing hundreds of people accused of supporting an Islamic extremist group, citing a lack of evidence....

West Africa's extremism spreading as thousands flee homes
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- West Africa's extremist threat has moved into a new part of the vast Sahel region, with a previously calm area of Burkina Faso facing the kinds of assaults that have forced thousands elsewhere to flee over the past year....

Pistorius prosecutor sets sights on South Africa's Zuma
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The former South African state prosecutor who led the case against convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius is prepared to take legal action against Jacob Zuma, the ex-president who left office last week following a series of scandals....

Israeli gas company announces $15B export deal with Egypt
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli energy company on Monday announced a $15 billion deal to supply natural gas to Egypt, in the largest export agreement to date for Israel's nascent natural gas industry....

Egypt: 3 troops killed in anti-militant operation in Sinai
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's military says three troops, including an officer, were killed in restive Sinai in fighting with militants....

Egypt sentences 65 Islamists to jail for incitement
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court has sentenced 65 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group to jail over alleged incitement against the state....