Hunger grips thousands of new South Sudan refugees in Uganda
ADJUMANI, Uganda (AP) -- When the refugees arrive at this camp near the border with South Sudan, the beans provided by the United Nations are their only source of protein. There is no milk, not even for the toddlers with distended bellies who tightly hold onto their mothers' skirts in the intense afternoon heat....

Challenger warns of 'manipulations' in Gabon election
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) -- Gabon's most high-profile opposition candidate has warned of possible tampering with the outcome of Saturday's presidential election, potentially increasing tensions as this central African nation awaits an official tally....

2 arrested in Kenya, accused of IS anthrax attack plot
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Two people accused of being part of an Islamic State group extremist cell of medics attempting to launch an anthrax attack in the country have been arrested, Kenyan police said Monday....

Nigeria president says Boko Haram leader has been wounded
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari said Sunday the military wounded the leader of Boko Haram, his country's homegrown Islamic extremist group....

Gender inequality costs sub-Saharan Africa $95 billion: UN
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Sub-Saharan Africa loses around $95 billion a year due to gender inequality, jeopardizing the continent's efforts for economic growth, according to a U.N. report launched Sunday....

Top diplomat backs new South Sudan vice president
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- The top monitor of South Sudan's peace deal said he and diplomats support the disputed appointment of a new vice president in order to support the country's shaky peace agreement....

Guinea says 2 Olympians did not return home with delegation
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- The head of Guinea's Olympic delegation says two athletes did not return to the West African nation after competing at the Rio Olympics....

Egypt court releases lawyer who defied president
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian rights lawyer who had been held in solitary confinement for over 100 days after defying President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi was released from jail Sunday on a court order....

Egypt TV host shuns Twitter after pro-president poll fiasco
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian TV host and staunch supporter of the country's army-chief-turned-president has shut down his Twitter account after his improvised poll in favor of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi backfired....

Kidnapped Egyptian policeman shot dead in Sinai
El-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- A police driver kidnapped earlier this week was publicly shot dead on Thursday by suspected militants from the local Islamic State affiliate in Sinai, Egyptian security officials said....