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Nigerian militants bomb bridge, killing 8 people
BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) -- Witnesses say insurgents blew up a bridge in northern Nigeria, killing eight people, as soldiers stationed nearby fled for their lives....

Burundi on edge amid rise of violent youth group
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- The group stoking fear among many Burundians includes stick-wielding men who sing patriotic tunes. The youth wing of Burundi's ruling party is also threatening and sometimes killing opposition members with impunity, a human rights watchdog group said Tuesday....

Madagascar billed as surfing paradise
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Itching to catch a wave? Try Madagascar....

3 female suicide bomber kill several in Nigeria
KANO, Nigeria (AP) -- A woman blew herself up at a petrol station in northern Nigeria on Monday, killing three people in one of three suicide bombings by females in Kano in two days, police said....

Rebels: C. African Republic ceasefire 'broken'
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- A spokesman for the mostly Muslim Seleka rebel group in Central African Republic says a ceasefire has been "broken" after its fighters came under attack from the mostly Christian anti-Balaka militia....

Famine watch: South Sudan teams study hunger data
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Market shelves are bare. Children are getting skinnier. Warnings of mass hunger have been made. The question now being considered is the big one: Is it a famine?...

Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed in northern Mali last week will be transferred to France for analysis, the French embassy in Mali said Sunday, as officials prepared for the process of identifying the remains of the dead....

Egypt military kills 7 militants in volatile Sinai
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian troops killed seven suspected militants and arrested five as part of an ongoing offensive in the volatile Sinai Peninsula, where the military has been trying to quell a spreading insurgency by Islamic militants, an army spokesman said....

Egypt warns Turkey of worsening ties
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned Turkey's prime minister for calling Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi a "tyrant," warning already sour relations between the two countries could worsen....

In Gaza war, Egypt taking hard line over border
CAIRO (AP) -- In the Gaza war now in its third bloody week, Hamas' battle isn't only with Israel, even though that's the country it is firing rockets at. The militant group that rules Gaza is demanding Egypt open its border with the tiny, blockaded strip of territory....