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38 dead in Egypt Palm Sunday church bombings
Bombings at two Egyptian churches killed at least 38 people as they gathered to mark Palm Sunday, officials said, in one of the deadliest recent attacks on the country's Coptic Christians.
 
Ethiopian band melds rock with African sounds
At a hotel in Addis Ababa well-known for hosting jazz greats, thousands of fans lined up on a Saturday night to headbang along with what is still a rarity in Ethiopia's diverse music scene -- a rock band.
 
Congo president names their PM under agreed power-sharing deal
President Joseph Kabila on Friday named an opposition leader as prime minister for the Democratic Republic of Congo, honoring a pledge made as part of a stalled power-sharing deal agreed in December.
 
S. Africa denies breaking its international court obligations
South Africa on Friday denied flouting international law in 2015 by failing to arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted for trial by war crimes judges on charges of genocide in Darfur.
 
Egyptian women speak up on sexual harassment
Hundreds of Egyptian women and girls have come out to denounce sexual harassment and share personal stories about it on social media, breaking a taboo and raising the ire of some in the country's conservative majority.
 
S. Africans hold nationwide anti-Zuma rallies
Thousands of South Africans demonstrated peacefully Friday in major cities against President Jacob Zuma, whose dismissal of the finance minister has fueled concerns over government corruption and a struggling economy.
 
Remains of ancient pyramid found near 'bent' cousin in Egypt
The remains of an Egyptian pyramid built around 3,700 years ago have been discovered near the well-known "bent pyramid" of King Snefru, the antiquities ministry announced on Monday.
 
S. Sudan's civil war creates a new lost generation
Six-year-old Santo proudly wears a Harvard T-shirt as if he has just been accepted into the elite institution, but its warped lettering, layers of dirt and gaping holes say more about the young refugee's future.
 
French Guiana general strike enters 2nd day
More than 10,000 protesters, clad mostly in black, marched in French Guiana's capital Tuesday to demand better treatment from France on the second day of a general strike over crime and economic hardship in the South American territory.
 
Bodies of American and Swedish UN experts found in DR Congo
The bodies of an American and a Swedish investigator with the United Nations and their Congolese interpreter were found in Central Kasai province, authorities said Tuesday, more than two weeks after they disappeared while looking into recent violence there.
 
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