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Car bomb outside Nairobi police station kills 4
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Police in Kenya's capital intercepted a suspicious car at a traffic light Wednesday and were taking the occupants in for questioning when the car exploded, killing four people, including two police officers, officials said....

UN says it sheltered thousands from Sudan killings
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The United Nations mission in South Sudan accused the government Wednesday of spreading false claims that the U.N. camp near the scene of a massacre refused to shelter victims....

Islamic militants detained in central Nigeria
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- A "group of terrorists" masquerading as herders have been arrested in Nigeria's central-east Taraba state, the military said Wednesday amid indications that the country's Islamic uprising is spreading....

Mauritanian president says he will run again
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) -- Mauritania's president, who initially took power in a coup, says he will run again in upcoming elections....

Ex-Senegalese president's trip home in limbo
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- An opposition party official says Senegalese authorities are refusing landing rights in Dakar to a plane carrying the former president in what was supposed to be his triumphant homecoming after two years abroad....

Ex-Muslim rebels seize C. African Republic town
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Officials say Muslim rebels have taken control of a town in northern Central African Republic, causing residents to flee....

Officials: 1 UN soldier wounded by mine in Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- A United Nations vehicle securing an airstrip in northern Mali drove over a mine and a soldier with the U.N. force was seriously wounded, said a U.N. official....

Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers
CAIRO (AP) -- A senior Egyptian police officer was killed by a bomb placed under his car in a western Cairo suburb Wednesday, the latest in a series of targeted attacks on police and the military as Islamic militant groups keep up a campaign of violence since last summer's ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi....

Al-Qaida chief blesses attacks on Egypt security
CAIRO (AP) -- Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri has given his blessing to attacks of Egyptian jihadis on the police and army, but said they should avoid harming civilians....

In Egypt, a corruption watchdog hit by backlash
CAIRO (AP) -- Hesham Genena has created uproar by trying to actually do his job. The head of one of Egypt's foremost government oversight agencies, he says he has uncovered billions of dollars-worth of corruption, involving some of the country's most untouchable institutions, including the police, intelligence agencies, and the judiciary....