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Chad forces arrest Boko Haram leader, hold 74 others
N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) -- Chad's chief prosecutor says that security forces have arrested one of the leaders of the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram....

UN sanctions 6 generals for fueling South Sudan conflict
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council decided Wednesday to impose sanctions on six generals for fueling an 18-month conflict in South Sudan that has killed thousands, forced over two million people to flee their homes and created a humanitarian emergency....

Burundi: 6 die in clashes between police and protesters
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Six people have been killed as protesters clashed with security forces in a neighborhood southeast of the capital, Bujumbura, police said....

Lions returned to Rwanda 15 years after population wiped out
PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE, South Africa (AP) -- The sedated, blindfolded lions lay in the dirt, unwitting passengers about to embark on a 30-hour, 2,500-mile (4,000-kilometer) journey by truck and plane from South Africa to Rwanda, whose lion population was wiped out following the country's 1994 genocide....

South Sudan military is accused of widespread abuses
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- South Sudan's army has burned people alive, raped and shot girls, and forced tens of thousands from their homes, according to interviews with survivors by The Associated Press and corroborated by human rights groups....

Man accused in Boko Haram abduction of Chibok girls arrested
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian troops have arrested a businessman accused of "participating actively" in Boko Haram's mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Chibok last year, Nigeria's Defense Ministry said Tuesday....

Burundians vote in parliamentary elections marred by unrest
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundians voted Monday in parliamentary elections marked by an opposition boycott and the threat of violence in the capital....

Scores killed as militants attack Egyptian troops in Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Islamic State-linked militants struck Egyptian army outposts in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday in a coordinated wave of suicide bombings and battles that underlined the government's failure to stem an insurgency despite a two-year crackdown. Security officials said dozens of troops were killed, along with nearly 100 attackers....

The Latest: Muslim Brotherhood calls for Egypt 'rebellion'
CAIRO (AP) -- The latest news on the nine Muslim Brotherhood leaders killed in a Cairo apartment raid (all times local):...

A look at major militant attacks in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) -- Islamic militants unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks Wednesday on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula. The coordinated assaults set off the fiercest clashes in decades in the peninsula, killing at least 64 soldiers and 90 insurgents, security and military officials said....