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Nigerian court sentences 54 soldiers to death
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria on Wednesday sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight Islamic extremists....

Congo, UN troops launch operation against rebels
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- U.N. peacekeepers and the Congolese army have launched an operation against rebels in the country's east blamed for a series of attacks in recent months....

Unicef needs more cash for Central African kids
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The U.N. Children's Fund says shortfalls in funding and violence have prevented it from delivering critical services to thousands of children in Central African Republic....

Kenya urged to respect human rights
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Nine Western governments have welcomed proposed changes to Kenya's security laws, but said that they should respect human rights....

Somali president appoints new prime minister
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Somalia's president has appointed a new prime minister after the parliament voted to oust the former one following a political feud....

Nigerian budget slashed by slumping oil prices
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's finance minister presented a 2015 budget of $23 billion to parliament on Wednesday, slashed by nearly $3 billion to accommodate slumping oil prices....

Kenya building collapses; 1 dead, others trapped
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- One person died and others are feared trapped or dead after a five-story residential building collapsed in downtown Nairobi, a police official said Wednesday....

Egypt refers to trial 26 suspected homosexual men
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian prosecutors swiftly referred 26 men to trial Wednesday on charges connected to their suspected homosexuality after they were arrested in a much publicized raid on a Cairo bathhouse, an official said....

British Embassy in Cairo reopens to public
CAIRO (AP) -- The British Embassy in Cairo reopened on Tuesday and resumed full public services following more than a week of closure over security concerns, the embassy said in a statement posted on its website....

Egypt stock market loses $3B amid oil plunge
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's stock market shares plunged by 22 billion Egyptian pounds (just over $3 billion) in Sunday trading as low oil prices dragged down regional economies....