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South Africa's Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu leaves hospital
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A South African foundation says retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has left a Cape Town hospital after receiving treatment there....

Nigerian president declares wealth, showing 'austere' living
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The wealth declaration of Nigeria's new president shows he has been living "an austere and Spartan lifestyle," with $150,000 in his personal account, contrary to what many might expect of one who has held a number of top government positions, an official said Thursday....

Official: 9,500 Nigerian refugees return from Cameroon
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- At least 9,500 people have returned to Nigeria since the Cameroonian government said last month it will expel unregistered Nigerian refugees as part of the fight against Boko Haram, a Nigerian official said....

Nigerian army reinstates more than 3,000 soldiers fired
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- More than 3,000 soldiers who were dismissed from the Nigerian army for alleged indiscipline ?in the ongoing war with Boko Haram Islamic extremists in the northeast of the country have been reinstated, an army spokesman said Thursday....

Boat overturns on Mali lake, killing at least 18 people
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Authorities say at least 18 people are dead in central Mali after a boat overturned on a lake there during heavy winds....

Uganda: 12 soldiers killed in Somalia attack
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- The flag-draped coffins of Ugandan soldiers killed in an attack by Islamic extremists on an African Union base in Somalia were offloaded from a cargo plane in Uganda on Thursday as troops stood at attention. A military official said 12 Ugandan soldiers had been killed....

Ebola transmissions over in Liberia, enters 90-day watch
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- The World Health Organization declared Liberia Ebola-free for a second time on Thursday after the country hardest hit by the deadly virus saw a brief resurgence of cases not long after the first time it thought the disease was gone for good....

Egypt sentences 2 women to 6 months for racy music videos
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court has sentenced two women to six months in prison with labor for "inciting debauchery" in racy music videos....

Massive gas find promises to ease Egypt's fuel crisis
CAIRO (AP) -- The discovery of a huge gas field off Egypt's coast promises to ease a long-running fuel crisis and boost the economy after years of unrest, but it will take years to develop and won't bring Gulf-style riches to the Arab world's most populous country, experts said Monday....

Egypt summons British ambassador over Al-Jazeera comments
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Foreign Ministry summoned the British ambassador in Cairo on Sunday to protest comments he made after a judge sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years prison each for reporting "false news."...