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  • 2nd Ivory Coast Special Olympics athlete goes missing

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another Ivory Coast Special Olympics athlete has vanished in Inglewood, hours after his teammate was found safe. Abidjan Ouattara, 28, was last seen around 11:00 p.m. Monday leaving an Inglewood hotel,…

  • Ivory Coast convicts ex-leader’s top security officers

    ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast’s military court on Tuesday sentenced the former head of security for the ex-first lady to 20 years in prison for acts related to the postelection crisis in 2011.…

  • Attackers from Nigeria kill 9, kidnap dozens from Cameroon

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least 9 people and kidnapped dozens, including children and teenagers, from Cameroonian villages on the border with Nigeria, a local leader said Tuesday. Heavily…

  • Cameroon expels thousands of Nigerians in Boko Haram fight

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon has expelled more than 3,000 Nigerians as part of the fight against Nigeria’s Islamic extremists who have launched attacks across borders, officials said Tuesday. Authorities also arrested hundreds of Cameroonians…

  • Concern over lion hunting rises in South Africa

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Debate is intensifying in South Africa over the practice of hunting captive-bred lions. Critics, who refer to the custom as “canned hunting,” say lions that are bred in captivity are not afraid…

  • US legislator: Nigeria’s military needs training, not arms

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The United States is ready to provide military training to help Nigeria’s battle against Islamic extremists, the leader of a U.S. Congressional delegation said here. Nigeria’s military is not outgunned by…

  • Wounded Burundi activist remains in hospital

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — A civic leader says a prominent Burundian rights activist who was shot and wounded Monday night remains hospitalized with a bullet lodged in his neck. Gordien Niyungeko of the civic group…

  • South Africa’s Nobel laureate Tutu leaves hospital

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African retired archbishop Desmond Tutu left a Cape Town hospital on Tuesday after being treated for an infection there since last month, his foundation said. Tutu, 83, will continue his recovery…

  • Firing of generals raises fear of return to Algerian strife

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria is in the grips of political intrigue, as the president nears death and rumors of coup attempts swirl. Now, the unprecedented firing of three top generals is generating fear that…

  • Burundi rights activist shot and wounded in the capital

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — A leading rights activist in Burundi was shot and wounded late Monday by unknown assailants in the capital, Bujumbura, a civic leader said. Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, president of The Association for…

  • Hunters in Africa say they have a role in conservation

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In 1909-10, Theodore Roosevelt headed a Smithsonian hunting and trapping expedition in Africa that included colleagues who prepared the wildlife he killed for shipment back to America. The former U.S. president and…

  • Mali: 10 soldiers killed in attack on army camp in north

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Armed men staged an attack on an army post in a northern Mali village early Monday, killing at least 10 soldiers, a resident said. The attackers came on motorcycles into Gourma-Rharouss,…

  • Zimbabwean operator says American hunter didn’t break law

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — An American accused of killing a lion in an allegedly illegal hunt in Zimbabwe in April did not break any laws and acted in good faith, a safari operator who worked…

  • Zimbabwe accuses 2nd American of illegally hunting lion

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July. Jan…

  • Nigeria: troops rescue 178 people, destroy extremist camps

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops rescued 178 people from Boko Haram in attacks that destroyed several camps of the Islamic extremists in the northeast of the country, an army statement said Sunday. Spokesman Col.…