Uganda anti-gay ruling criticized as 'flawed'
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Human Rights Watch is criticizing a Ugandan court's decision against gay activists who sued a Ugandan official for violating their rights....

Raiders steal police guns in attack at Kenya coast
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A local official says armed gunmen attacked a Kenyan coastal village, the latest of a series of attacks that have killed more than 80 people and displaced thousands. The attacks have continued despite a heavy presence of government security forces....

Impunity in C. African Republic must end: Amnesty
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Fighters on both sides of the conflict in Central African Republic are living freely despite committing war crimes and some who have been jailed already have escaped from prison, Amnesty International said Thursday....

Study says legal trade needed to end Somali piracy
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- A new study by two British universities says Somalia's piracy problem can be sustainably solved by building roads and harbors to encourage people in remote areas to engage in legitimate trade....

South Africa denies parole to apartheid killer
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The former head of a South African covert police unit that tortured and killed dozens of people during white minority rule was denied parole because the families of his victims were not consulted, the government said Thursday....

Production in Libya's Sharara oilfield resumes
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Production at one of Libya's largest oilfield restarted, pumping at more than 90 percent of its capacity in a boost to the troubled North African nation, a Libyan official said Wednesday....

Somali leader fires police, intelligence chiefs
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Somalia's government fired the police and intelligence chiefs a day after Islamic militants attacked the heavily guarded presidential palace in the capital, Mogadishu, the information minister announced Wednesday....

2 killed in Egypt clashes during Islamist protests
CAIRO (AP) -- Clashes erupted Friday in the Egyptian capital Cairo between protesting supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and local residents opposed to his Muslim Brotherhood, killing two people, an Egyptian health official said....

Egypt leader wishes journalists weren't tried
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's president acknowledged for the first time that the heavy sentences handed down to three Al-Jazeera journalists had a "very negative" impact on his country's reputation, saying he wished they were never put on trial....

Israeli field may supply gas to Egypt facility
JERUSALEM (AP) -- One of the developers of a natural gas field off Israel's Mediterranean coast on Sunday said it has signed a letter of intent to provide gas to a facility in Egypt....