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El-ARISH, Egypt — A police driver kidnapped earlier this week was publicly shot dead on Thursday by suspected militants from the local Islamic State...

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A Somali police officer says a car bomber has prematurely detonated an explosives-laden vehicle near the new Turkish embassy compound in...

BUJUMBURA, Burundi — The majority of Burundians want presidential term limits removed from the country's constitution, a government-backed commission in Burundi has announced, despite...

NAIROBI, Kenya — The National Olympic Committee of Kenya was disbanded by the government on Thursday and an investigation launched into alleged mismanagement of...

CAIRO — From the day he was imprisoned more than 100 days ago, Egyptian rights lawyer Malek Adly has been locked in solitary confinement...

JOHANNESBURG — A Bengal tiger rescued from what activists have called "the worst zoo in the world" arrived in South Africa for a new...

JOHANNESBURG — South African anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has admitted himself to a Cape Town hospital for treatment of a recurring infection,...

UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for a review of potential new information, including from South Africa, on the mysterious 1961 plane...

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe police have fired tear gas, water cannons and gunshots to stop hundreds of youths protesting against police brutality in the...

LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria's Central Bank has banned nine local banks from trading in foreign exchange, accusing them of withholding $2.1 billion in government...

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