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Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle....

C. African Republic women stage topless protest
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Residents say hundreds of women have marched topless through a town in the Central African Republic to protest sectarian violence....

Egypt to host major economic conference in March
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's prime minister says his government will host a three-day international economic conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh starting March 13 to support the country's economy....

Congo's army hunts assailants after attack in east
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- A provincial governor says Congo's army is searching for the perpetrators of a new attack in the country's east that civil society groups say killed at least 50 people....

Burkina Faso ex-leader's remains to be examined
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Burkina Faso's interim president says he will allow investigations to be conducted on the remains of Thomas Sankara, a former president whose death nearly 30 years ago during a coup has never been fully explained....

Thousands press for term limits in Togo protests
LOME, Togo (AP) -- Security forces in Togo used rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse thousands of demonstrators calling for term limits that would bar President Faure Gnassingbe from running for a third term next year....

Zimbabwe: 11 die in stampede at religious service
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Eleven people died in a stampede on Friday, during a religious service held at a sports stadium in Zimbabwe....

Egypt lawyers union: Judge 'terrorizing' attorneys
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's lawyers union has criticized an Egyptian judge for "disparaging" and "terrorizing" the defense team of a prominent activist on trial over a 2011 protest....

Egypt president considering pardon of journalists
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said on Thursday that a presidential pardon is "being examined" for the three Al-Jazeera journalists who were handed heavy prison terms in a court ruling that raised international outrage....

Egypt prosecutor asks for death sentence for Morsi
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's state news agency says prosecutors have asked for the death sentence for ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders on trial on espionage charges....