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Nigerian air force bombs refugee camp, more than 100 dead
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers and wounding 200, a government official and doctors said....
Al-Shabab video appears to show killing of Ugandan soldier
HARGEISA, Somalia (AP) -- Somalia's al-Shabab extremist group has released a video that appears to show the killing of a Ugandan soldier who had been held captive since an attack on an African Union peacekeeping base in 2015....
2 soldiers killed as Ivory Coast unrest continues over pay
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) -- This month's unrest in Ivory Coast turned deadly for the first time Tuesday, as a witness said two soldiers were killed in clashes in the capital, Yamoussoukro. The deaths and gunfire by other security forces was a warning that the government had not yet calmed anger that began Jan. 6 with a mutiny....
Gambia leader, pressured to go, declares state of emergency
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, just two days before he is supposed to cede power after losing elections last month....
Gambia declares state of emergency as leader seeks to stay in power despite election loss
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Gambia declares state of emergency as leader seeks to stay in power despite election loss....
Zimbabwe pastor charged after 'prophecy' of Mugabe's death
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe police have charged a local pastor who claimed God told him President Robert Mugabe will die this year....
UN report says numerous abuses have occurred in South Sudan
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- South Sudanese government and opposition soldiers "blatantly ignored" international law during clashes in July that killed hundreds of people, according to a United Nations human rights investigation....
Egypt says gunmen kill 8 policemen at desert checkpoint
CAIRO (AP) -- The Egyptian Interior Ministry says gunmen have attacked a police checkpoint in the country's desert west, killing eight policemen....
Egypt court strikes down islands deal in blow to president
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court on Monday ruled against the government's attempt to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, an embarrassment for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi that could deepen tensions with his onetime Gulf patron....
Egypt drops case against mob that attacked Christian woman
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian prosecutors have thrown out a case brought by an elderly Christian woman against several members of a Muslim mob who stripped off her clothes and paraded her naked through the streets, her lawyer said Sunday....