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Africans open new front in war on terror to fight Boko Haram
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Schoolgirls torn from their families in a mass kidnapping and forced into sexual slavery. Bombs that ripped through bus stations. The slaughter of hundreds of villagers, many with their throats cut....

UN chief urges African leaders not cling to power
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- The U.N. secretary-general Friday urged African leaders not to cling to power....

African Union postpones report on South Sudan atrocities
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- The African Union has postponed releasing a report which is expected to reveal those responsible for atrocities committed in the violence in South Sudan, the chairman of a commission inquiry into the conflict said Friday....

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe new African Union chairman
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- African leaders Friday appointed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as the new chairman of the 54-nation African Union....

South Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The South African government Friday granted parole to Eugene de Kock, the head of an apartheid state covert unit responsible for dozens of deaths, saying his freedom is in the interest of national reconciliation....

Angry youths stone Nigerian leader's convoy; police fire gas
JALINGO, Nigeria (AP) -- Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern town of Jalingo, breaking windshields and windows on several vehicles. An Associated Press reporter was unable to see if anyone was hurt....

Report: Hundreds of thousands of Africans are stateless
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- A new report says hundreds of thousands - perhaps millions - of Africans are stateless because of gaps in the citizenship laws of many countries....

Egypt blames Muslim Brotherhood for deadly Sinai attack
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for playing a role in a sophisticated insurgent attack that killed 31 people in Egypt's volatile northern Sinai Peninsula. El-Sissi, a former army chief, cut short a trip to Ethiopia to return to Cairo Friday, as state television broadcast the arrival of the bodies of slain soldiers in coffins draped with Egyptian flags....

Attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 6
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egypt state TV says six people were killed and 18 wounded in what security officials described as simultaneous attacks by militants on more than a dozen army and police positions in the restive Sinai Peninsula....

Egyptian women rally to denounce killing of female protester
CAIRO (AP) -- Dozens of Egyptian women rallied Thursday to protest the killing of a female protester during a peaceful protest last week, accusing the police of shooting her and demanding her killers be brought to justice....