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Boko Haram ambushes oil convoy in Nigeria, killing 10
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Boko Haram extremists ambushed an oil exploration convoy in northern Nigeria, killing at least 10 people and abducting several others who were later rescued, officials said Wednesday. They said insurgents also had been killed, but gave no numbers....

Congo rebel leader, wanted for crimes, surrenders
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- The founder and leader of a Congo rebel group who is wanted for crimes against humanity surrendered Wednesday in the country's North Kivu province, the United Nations mission in Congo said....

UN says Congo military 'elements' dug dozens of mass graves
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Congo military "elements" are responsible for digging at least 42 mass graves in three Kasai provinces after clashes with alleged militia members in recent months, the United Nations said as experts were appointed Wednesday to look into a growing crisis that has killed hundreds and displaced more than a million people....

At least 8 dead in building collapse in Nigeria's Lagos
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- A four-story residential building collapsed in Nigeria's largest city and killed at least eight people, including a child, emergency officials and an Associated Press photographer in Lagos said Wednesday....

The Latest: Rescue efforts end in Nigeria building collapse
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- The Latest on the collapse of a four-story residential building in Nigeria's largest city, Lagos (all times local):...

2 Moroccan peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic says two Moroccan peacekeepers have been killed in a southeastern town where another Moroccan was killed Sunday....

US-Somalia mission detains suspected al-Shabab associate
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- The U.S. military says a mission in Somalia has detained a suspected associate of the al-Shabab extremist group who once lived in the United States....

Egypt says shootout with police kills 4 suspected militants
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Interior Ministry says security forces have killed four suspects who were behind the killing of five policemen earlier this month in an attack near Cairo....

The Latest: 8 suspected militants killed in Egypt shootout
CAIRO (AP) -- The latest on the developments in Egypt (all times local):...

Amnesty calls for inquiry into death in Egypt police custody
CAIRO (AP) -- An international rights group has urged Egyptian authorities to investigate the death of a Coptic Christian man who died in police custody, apparently of torture....