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11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say....

Nigerian president meets parents of abducted girls
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- President Goodluck Jonathan met for the first time Tuesday with parents of 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and dozens of classmates who managed to escape from their Islamic extremist captors....

C. African Republic talks on hold; rebels absent
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) -- Observers say Central African Republic's peace talks are on hold after a rebel delegation failed to show up for the second day of meetings....

Assailants attack Congo military camp in capital
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- A Congolese government spokesman says a group of men armed with machetes has been repelled after trying to attack a military compound in the capital....

Kenya military Twitter account hacked
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The Twitter account run by Kenya's military was taken over by hackers claiming to be from the international activist collective Anonymous, a military spokesman said Monday...

US Embassy apologies to Ghana leader for tweet
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in Ghana is apologizing after a staff member sent what's being described as "an errant tweet" criticizing the president from the official Embassy Twitter account....

4-year-old boy dies in South Africa carjacking
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African police on Monday searched for assailants who forced a family from their car and drove off with a 4-year-old boy hanging out of the vehicle. The boy was later found dead in the abandoned vehicle....

Egypt: 20 'terrorists' carried out border attack
CAIRO (AP) -- The spokesman of Egypt's military says 20 "terrorists" carried out a deadly border post attack that killed 22 soldiers, the deadliest assault on Egypt's military in years....

AP Interview: Egypt says Gaza cease-fire bid alive
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's foreign minister said Thursday that his country's proposal for a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas is gaining momentum, calling it the only viable way to stop an "intolerable humanitarian situation" in Gaza....

8 killed in mortar attack in Egypt's Sinai
El-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Militants in Egypt's northern Sinai fired mortar rounds late Sunday at a military post in the provincial capital of el-Arish, killing a soldier as well as seven civilians, including two children, in a nearby residential complex, security and hospital officials said....