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Gunmen opened fire at former Egyptian mufti Ali Gomaa in a Cairo suburb on Friday, missing the pro-government cleric but wounding a bodyguard, the interior ministry said.
 
Burundi's government has rejected the deployment of 228 U.N. police to the troubled African nation, saying a French-led U.N. resolution authorizing the force was made without its consent.
 
A minister in Tunisia's previous government announced on Wednesday that he has been nominated as the country's new prime minister and quickly warned Tunisians to brace themselves for "exceptional sacrifices."
 
Building collapses in Nairobi
People survey the scene after a five-story building collapsed in Kariobangi South's civil servants area in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, Aug. 2. The building, which was marked for demolition, collapsed early Tuesday after the occupants were vacated on Monday night when the building started shaking and cracks developed. There were no reported casualties.
 
Forces loyal to Libya's unity government said Tuesday they were advancing inside the jihadist stronghold of Sirte, following the first U.S. airstrikes on Islamic State group positions in the city.
 
Airport chaos after Typhoon Nida hits Hong Kong
Hordes of angry passengers stranded after Typhoon Nida pummeled Hong Kong crowded the airport on Tuesday, desperately seeking flights as the city emerges from lockdown while the storm swept across southern China.
 
US launches airstrikes targeting IS militants in Libya
The United States launched multiple airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Libya on Monday, opening a new, more persistent front against the group at the request of the United Nations-backed government, Libyan and U.S. officials said.
 
Tens of thousands of people from Ethiopia's ethnic Amhara group took part in an anti-government demonstration in the northern city of Gondar, local media said, the largest such gathering yet in a string of recent protests.
 
Congo's opposition leader on Sunday called for elections to be held this year, at a rally of tens of thousands of supporters, and demanded President Joseph Kabila step down as scheduled on December 20.
 
Where have all the donkeys gone? Burkina Faso faces export dilemma
In the small Burkina Faso village of Balole, where farmers struggle to grow tomatoes, cabbages and eggplants, angry youngsters armed with batons and machetes are barring entry to the slaughterhouse.
 
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