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Cholera infects 3,000 Burundian refugees, UN calls for help
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- An outbreak of cholera has infected 3,000 people in a Tanzanian border region where refugees fleeing political unrest in Burundi have massed, the U.N. Refugee Agency said Friday....

Mali separatists say soldiers publicly killed 9 Tuaregs
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Malian soldiers publicly killed nine residents of a Tuareg village in the country's north, a coalition of separatist groups said on Friday, and the U.N. said a team has been sent to investigate....

Ugandan Islamic extremist fights extradition from Tanzania
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) -- An Islamic extremist leader appeared in a Tanzania court on Friday to challenge his extradition home to Uganda, where he is wanted for allegedly ordering deadly attacks on civilians in the 1990s....

Nigerian Muslims set court ablaze over 'insult' to Muhammad
KANO, Nigeria (AP) -- Hundreds of rioting Muslims set a Shariah court ablaze Friday in Nigeria's northern Kano city, protesting its decision to free a cleric accused of insulting the prophet Mohammed....

Kenya says attack by Somali militants thwarted in Garissa
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Kenyan forces fought suspected al-Shabab members in a village close to the northeastern town where a massacre of college students took place last month, according to the interior ministry....

South Sudan alleges Khartoum role in new rebel offensive
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- South Sudan's military on Friday accused the Sudanese government of aiding a new rebel offensive in the southern country where oil fields are now threatened by fresh fighting....

Former Boko Haram captives still held _ by Nigerian military
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- The accusations against a woman who was rescued from Boko Haram abductors came from fellow former captives during a group counseling session....

Egypt's president: Lack of 'justice' fueling extremism
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) -- Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who has led a massive ongoing crackdown on Islamists, said on Friday that the fight against extremism in the region must go hand-in-hand with pursuing greater "freedom, equality and justice."...

IS affiliate in Egypt vows to attack judges over executions
CAIRO (AP) -- The leader of an Islamic State affiliate in Egypt has vowed to kill judges and security forces in retaliation for the execution of six suspected militants earlier this week....

Anti-Brotherhood judge named justice minister in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday named a controversial senior judge known for his deep hostility toward the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood as justice minister....