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Zimbabwe ruling party meets to seal Mugabe's fall from grace
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- In an open space that Zimbabwe's ruling party has called Robert Mugabe Square, delegates gathered Friday to seal the fate of a man they had revered for decades but removed from power in dramatic scenes last month....

Nigeria governors approve $1 billion to fight Boko Haram
WARRI, Nigeria (AP) -- Dozens of Nigerian state governors on Thursday approved the transfer of $1 billion to aid the federal government's fight against the deadly Boko Haram insurgency, signaling that previous announcements of victory over the Islamic extremists had come too soon....

3,100 migrants repatriated from Libya in recent days
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The European Union and African Union say at least 3,100 migrants who were stranded in Libya have been returned to their home countries in the past two weeks....

Suicide bomber kills 18 at Somalia police academy
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- An Islamic extremist suicide bomber disguised as a police officer killed at least 18 people at a police academy in Somalia's capital on Thursday, authorities said. The Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group claimed responsibility....

The Latest: Zimbabwe's new leader wants sanctions lifted
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- The Latest on Zimbabwe's new president (all times local):...

South Africa's famed ANC risks split in choosing new leader
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The stakes for Africa's oldest liberation movement have rarely been higher. As thousands of delegates from the ruling African National Congress party meet this weekend to choose a successor to scandal-ridden President Jacob Zuma, the race between his deputy and ex-wife threatens to split Nelson Mandela's legacy....

Tanzania urges UN to probe killings of peacekeepers in Congo
DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) -- Tanzania's government is urging the United Nations to conduct an independent investigation into the killings of 15 Tanzanian peacekeepers last week in eastern Congo....

Egypt to sign deal to help resumption of Russian flights
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian Aviation Ministry officials say a security protocol is soon to be signed with Russia to prepare for the resumption of Russian flights to Egypt after more than a two-year hiatus....

Egypt activist sentenced to 3 years for government criticism
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian lawyers say a prominent activist and opposition figure has been sentenced to three years over his criticism of the government's decision to transfer control over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia....

Watchdog: Egypt remains among worst jailers of journalists
CAIRO (AP) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists says the international community has failed to pressure the world's "worst" jailers of journalists, including Egypt, to improve press freedom conditions....