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Toll rises to 57 in suicide bombings in northeast Nigeria
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- An official says the toll from a double suicide bombing in a marketplace in northeast Nigeria has risen to 57 dead and 177 wounded....
Gambia leader's rejection of defeat 'null and void,' AU says
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The sudden rejection by Gambia's longtime leader of his election defeat is "null and void," the African Union said Saturday, as the tiny West African nation was urged to remain calm....
Burundi recalls Belgium ambassador amid tensions
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi's foreign minister says the country's ambassador to Belgium has been told to return home amid diplomatic tensions related to political violence in the central African nation....
Longtime Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh reverses course, now refuses to step aside after officials said he lost election
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Longtime Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh reverses course, now refuses to step aside after officials said he lost election....
Ghana TV: President concedes defeat to opposition leader
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) -- Ghana's longtime opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo won the presidency late Friday on his third run for the office, a race that was largely seen as a referendum on how the incumbent party had managed the economy in this long stable democracy....
South Africa company to buy Stillwater Mining Co. for $2.2B
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- The company that owns Montana's largest mining complex announced Friday that it will be acquired by a South African company for $2.2 billion in a deal that requires U.S. government approval....
British journalist says detained in Kenya without charge
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A British journalist for The Times of London newspaper said Friday he was being detained at a Nairobi airport without explanation or charge after entering Kenya....
Bombing on Cairo road to pyramids kills 6 Egyptian police
CAIRO (AP) -- A bombing on a main Cairo road leading to the Giza pyramids killed six police and wounded another three on Friday, the deadliest attack on security forces in the capital in more than six months....
Amnesty calls for release of jailed Egyptian photojournalist
CAIRO (AP) -- Amnesty International has urged Egyptian authorities to release a photojournalist jailed for more than three years in what the London-based rights group calls a "politically motivated" case....
Egyptian authorities arrest son of ousted president Morsi
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian official says security forces have arrested the son of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi....