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Western countries urge Kenya to take steps for smooth polls
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Eleven representatives of western countries in Kenya say voters must have confidence that the electoral commission and judiciary are impartial and efficient ahead of polls next year....
Group: 13 Peuhls killed in latest attacks in Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Pro-government militia killed four members of the Peuhl ethnic group in central Mali and then struck again at the funeral, killing nine more victims, a local community group said Wednesday....
3 Red Cross employees abducted in eastern Congo
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Three employees of the International Committee of the Red Cross have been abducted in eastern Congo....
Kenya: Police disrupt alleged plot by extremist medics
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyan police have disrupted a cell of extremist medics linked to the Islamic State group suspected of plotting a biological attack on Kenya and recruiting university students to join the group in Libya and Syria, Kenya's police chief said Tuesday...
6-month-old rescued from collapsed building in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A nearly 6-month-old girl was rescued Tuesday from the rubble of a building that collapsed last week, raising hopes for more survivors in the disaster that has left 23 people dead and 93 others missing....
Press Freedom Day: Journalists keep working despite threats
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- For Abdiqadir Dulyar, simply reading messages sent to his phone can be chilling....
Would-be bomber killed with poisoned arrow in Cameroon
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) -- Authorities in northern Cameroon say a local self-defense group used a poisoned arrow to kill a woman with explosives strapped to her body....
Egypt court acquits Mubarak-era premier of graft
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court has acquitted a former prime minister of graft charges in the latest retrial linked to his time serving under longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak....
Egyptian riot police cordon off journalists' union in Cairo
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian riot police cordoned off the headquarters of the journalists' union and limited access to the building on Wednesday in an escalating standoff following a raid on the premises and the arrest of two journalists....
Killing of 5 Egyptians deepens mystery over Italian's death
CAIRO (AP) -- It was a brutal killing that became an international incident: An Italian graduate student disappeared from the streets of the Egyptian capital in January, his body discovered days later dumped by a roadside, tortured to death....