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Mozambique's ruling party wins presidential race
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) -- The ruling party candidate for president in Mozambique has won the election with about 57 percent of the vote, elections officials said Friday....

Miss Uganda contestants compete in farming
WOBULENZI, Uganda (AP) -- When the Miss Uganda contestants arrived at this sprawling farm outside Kampala, they quickly realized their high-heels would not be useful. So they put on gumboots and strutted awkwardly as they took turns learning how to milk a cow....

Botswana votes as president seeks second term
GABORONE, Botswana (AP) -- People in Botswana voted Friday in schools, churches and military tents in an election in which the ruling party faces growing opposition to its decades-old dominance in the southern African nation....

Pat Robertson comment on AIDS angers Kenyans
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyans are expressing anger and shock on social media and radio stations over comments made by popular American evangelist Pat Robertson in a recent TV broadcast in which he warned that towels in Kenya could transmit AIDS....

Beds at Ebola treatment units empty in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, many beds in treatment centers are empty because of the government's order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims in the capital be cremated, authorities have determined....

Pistorius prosecutors consult expert over appeal
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius could still face a murder conviction and 15 years in prison for killing his girlfriend as prosecutors said Friday they had consulted a South African criminal law expert over an appeal....


BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Mali's health minister reports 1st case of Ebola in latest West African country affected....

Egypt declares emergency in northern Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi....

Missile, fire from Egypt wounds 2 Israeli troops
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Attackers inside Egypt fired an anti-tank missile and automatic rifles at a military vehicle in Israel on Wednesday, wounding two soldiers in a rare cross-border incident, the military said....

Tourists watch solar alignment in Egypt temple
ABU SIMBEL, Egypt (AP) -- Hundreds of visitors gathered in Egypt on Wednesday at the Great Temple of Ramses II to watch the sun illuminate colossal statues, a rare 3,200-year-old astronomical ceremony that happens twice a year....