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Unknown attackers fired rockets at a gas facility in the Sahara Desert in Algeria on Friday, energy groups Statoil and BP said. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
 
A lion left Nairobi National Park, walked alongside a highway full of rush-hour traffic and mauled a 63-year-old pedestrian Friday before being captured, officials said.
 
The World Health Organization and Sierra Leone's Ministry of Health and Sanitation announced the end of the recent flare-up of Ebola in the West African country.
 
Reports of torture have increased in Burundi since the beginning of the year and many people there now "live in terror," the U.N. rights chief said Friday.
 
Thirty insurgents in Somalia's al-Qaida-aligned Shabab jihadist group were killed Wednesday in heavy clashes in the south and northeast of the country, Kenya's armed forces and local authorities said separately.
 
Botswana's appeal court on Wednesday ruled that the government was wrong to refuse to register an organization that represents homosexuals and sexual minority groups, in a case testing the country's anti-homosexuality laws.
 
Two female suicide bombers killed at least 24 worshippers and wounded 23 in an attack during dawn prayers Wednesday on a mosque on the outskirts of the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, officials said from the birthplace of Boko Haram.
 
Survivors of Ivory Coast attack describe confusion and fear
Survivors of the first attack by Islamic extremists in Ivory Coast described scenes of confusion and fear as the jihadists gunned down defenseless civilians at a beachfront resort town. The attack left 18 dead.
 
Huge Moroccan protests against UN chief's stance on W. Sahara
Up to 1 million Moroccans marched through their capital Sunday to protest the U.N. secretary-general's remarks about the contested Western Sahara territory.
 
Egypt's Prime Minister Sharif Ismail sacked Sunday the justice minister after he said on television that he would arrest even "a prophet," in remarks that sparked outrage in the country.
 
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