Burundi's president launches campaign to extend his rule
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi's president launched a campaign Tuesday to support constitutional amendments that could extend his rule despite warnings by his opponents of more violence ahead....

2 teenage girl suicide bombers kill 4 in Nigeria's north
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- A Nigerian official says two teenage girl suicide bombers attacked the town of Gwoza, in the country's north, killing at least four people....

Kenya's president urges unity after divisive election season
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is urging unity after a divisive election that was boycotted by his main opponent....

US drone strike removes 'imminent threat' to Somali capital
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A U.S. military drone strike on a vehicle carrying explosives in Somalia has removed "an imminent threat to the people of Mogadishu" by the al-Shabab extremist group, the U.S. Africa Command said Tuesday....

Zimbabwe ex-leader Mugabe on 1st trip abroad since resigning
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Zimbabwe's former leader Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace, have traveled to Singapore on their first trip abroad since Mugabe resigned last month under pressure from the military and ruling party, the presidential spokesman said Tuesday....

UNICEF: 400,000 Congo children suffering severe malnutrition
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The United Nations Children's Fund says at least 400,000 children under 5 in Congo's troubled Kasai region are severely malnourished....

Oscar Pistorius bruised in a jail fight over telephone use
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Olympian Oscar Pistorius, in jail for murdering his girlfriend, was bruised in an altercation with another inmate over telephone use, a South African prison spokesman confirmed Tuesday....

Freed prisoner witnessed radicalization in Egyptian jails
DUBLIN (AP) -- An Irish citizen recently acquitted after four years of being imprisoned in Egypt says he saw dozens of cellmates become radicalized and adopt views of the Islamic State group during his brutal captivity in overcrowded jails....

Putin visits Egypt in sign of closer ties
CAIRO (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Egypt on Monday, where he signed a deal to advance plans for a nuclear reactor but disappointed his hosts by delaying the resumption of direct flights that were suspended after the 2015 bombing of a Russian passenger plane....

A look at Egypt-Russia relations as Putin visits Cairo
CAIRO (AP) -- Relations between Russia and Egypt have rapidly grown over the past three years, with Presidents Vladimir Putin and Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi forging a multi-faceted relationship that features economic, military and political cooperation....