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Egypt drops case against mob that attacked Christian woman

Egyptian prosecutors have thrown out a case brought by an elderly Christian woman against several members of a Muslim mob who stripped off her clothes and paraded her naked on the streets.

South Sudan claims mandate has expired for more UN troops

The U.N. Security Council decided in August to send additional peacekeepers after clashes killed hundreds in South Sudan's capital Juba. South Sudan initially objected to the force and has delayed its deployment.

Congo warns of armed ex-M23 rebels crossing border

Eastern Congo has been plagued by a myriad of armed rebels since the Rwandan genocide in 1994.


Only 4 survivors from migrant shipwreck off Libya

Last year saw a record high number - 181,000 people - heading to Italy by sea, the EU rescue operation Frontex reported.


Obama signs executive order easing sanctions against Sudan

President Barack Obama signed an executive order Friday easing but not eliminating sanctions against Sudan, in an eleventh-hour push to broaden currently limited talks with the long-estranged African government.

Ivory Coast announces deal to end standoff with soldiers

Ivory Coast announced a deal Friday night to end a standoff with soldiers who staged a mutiny last week, though the terms were not confirmed and it was unclear whether security would be fully restored in Africa's fastest-growing economy.


3 suicide bombers kill 2 on market day in northeast Nigeria

Three suicide bombers exploded at a checkpoint where scores of people were being searched for a bustling weekly market Friday in Nigeria's northeastern town of Madagali, witnesses said. The blasts killed two self-defense fighters who wanted to search them.


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