{FD} UN Security Council warns on South Sudan peace efforts

The U.N. Security Council is warning of “costs or consequences” for South Sudan’s government and opposition groups if they undermine upcoming efforts to achieve a cease-fire and implement a 2015 peace agreement.

{FD} Nigeria governors approve $1 billion to fight Boko Haram

A Nigerian governor says 36 state leaders have approved the transfer of $1 billion to the federal government to fight the deadly Boko Haram insurgency.

{FD} 3,100 migrants repatriated from Libya in recent days

The European Union and African Union say at least 3,100 migrants who were stranded in Libya have been returned to their home countries in the past two weeks.

{FD} The Latest: Zimbabwe’s new leader wants sanctions lifted

The Latest on Zimbabwe’s new president (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Zimbabwe’s new leader is calling for the “unconditional lifting” of sanctions that he says has crippled the once-prosperous country’s development.

{FD} Egypt activist sentenced to 3 years for government criticism

Egyptian lawyers say a prominent activist and opposition figure has been sentenced to three years over his criticism of the government’s decision to transfer control over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

{FD} Tanzania urges UN to probe killings of peacekeepers in Congo

Tanzania’s government is urging the United Nations to conduct an independent investigation into the killings of 15 Tanzanian peacekeepers last week in eastern Congo.

{FD} Archaeologists uncover burial sites, statue in Egypt’s Aswan

Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists have uncovered four intact burial sites, part of a cemetery and an incomplete statue in different areas in the southern city of Aswan.

{FD} Who will lead South Africa’s ANC? A look at top candidates

The race to lead South Africa’s scandal-weakened ruling party, and likely the country, has put the future of the African National Congress in question.

{FD} South Africa’s famed ANC risks split in choosing new leader

The stakes for Africa’s oldest liberation movement have rarely been higher.

{FD} Zimbabwe’s new leader begins journey to key 2018 election

Zimbabwe’s new president is showing signs of charting a path different from that of his ousted mentor, Robert Mugabe, as he tries to win over the country before next year’s elections.

{FD} Suicide attack at Somalia police academy, killing at least 17

An Islamic extremist suicide bomber disguised as a police officer killed at least 17 and injured 20 at a police academy in Somalia’s capital on Thursday, police said.

{FD} The Latest: Suicide bomber kills 17 at Somali police academy

The Latest on Somalia suicide bombing at police academy (all times local): 11:25 a.m.

{FD} Suicide bomber kills 10 at Somali police academy, say police

A Somali police officer says a suicide bomber has killed at least 10 people at a police academy in the capital.

{FD} Congo court sentences 12 to life for child rapes, murder

A military court in eastern Congo has sentenced a dozen militia members, including a lawmaker, to life in prison for the rapes of more than 46 children as young as 11 months old.

{FD} Zimbabwe seizes $500,000 worth of ivory on way to Malaysia

Zimbabwe’s parks agency says it has seized 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of ivory destined for Malaysia.

{FD} The Latest: Saudis, UAE pledge $100 to anti-terror force

The Latest on a summit in France on a new African military force to counter jihadis in the Sahel (all times local): 2:50 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says Saudi Arabia has pledged to provide $100 million and the UAE $30 million to fight the jihadi threat in Africa’s Sahel region.

{FD} The Latest: Saudis, UAE pledge $130M to anti-terror force

The Latest on a summit in France on a new African military force to counter jihadis in the Sahel (all times local): 2:50 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says Saudi Arabia has pledged to provide $100 million and the UAE $30 million to fight the jihadi threat in Africa’s Sahel region.

{FD} Group protests human rights activist’s detention in Burundi

Human Rights Watch is urging Burundian authorities to either free or charge an activist who has been detained since Nov. 21.

{FD} Rwanda-backed report alleges France’s role in 1994 genocide

A new report commissioned by Rwanda’s government accuses France of supplying weapons to the perpetrators of the East African nation’s 1994 genocide in which over 800,000 people were killed.

{FD} Muslim leaders attending Istanbul summit on Jerusalem

Leaders of the Muslim world gathered at an extraordinary summit in Turkey on Wednesday to coordinate a “unified action” against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.