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  • Nigeria president visits Cameroon to discuss militant threat

    YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The president of Nigeria made his first official state visit to neighboring Cameroon on Wednesday, as the two former enemies struggle to contain the mutual threat posed by Islamic militants carrying…

  • Zimbabweans linked to illegal lion hunt appear in court

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a protected lion named Cecil were in court on Wednesday as anger at the kill by an American dentist escalated. “If, as has been reported,…

  • Zimbabwe: American being sought for lion poaching

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are searching for an American who allegedly shot a well-known, protected lion known as Cecil with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and…

  • Obama delivers frank words about Africa’s problems

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama arrived in East Africa with no big American aid packages, no ramped up U.S. military resources for fighting terror groups and no new initiatives with billions in…

  • Desmond Tutu returns for treatment in South African hospital

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South African retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has returned for hospital treatment, a week after he left a Cape Town hospital following an intensive antibiotics course for an infection, his foundation said…

  • Obama draws criticism for saying Ethiopia is democratic

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Some African activists have greeted President Barack Obama’s remarks that Ethiopia has a democratically elected government with scorn and concern. Obama made the comment on Monday during a news conference with…

  • Nigerian leader visits Cameroon as Boko Haram attacks

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari is set to make his first official visit to one-time enemy Cameroon Wednesday to ease tensions and bolster support for a multinational army to fight the…

  • Mozambican president visits region troubled by clashes

    MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique’s president travelled to the country’s northwest where fighting between government troops and opposition fighters has forced hundreds to flee to neighboring Malawi, state-run radio reported on Tuesday. Mozambican President Filipe…

  • White House Notebook: Third term? Obama says no thanks

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Could President Barack Obama win a third term in office? He’s convinced that he could, but would really rather not. Obama used his own history of electoral success to rib…

  • Somalia hotel truck bomb toll rises to 15

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The massive truck bomb that killed 15 people, including a Kenyan diplomat, and wrecked Somalia’s premier hotel has stunned the capital and raised fears Monday that the Islamic extremist al-Shabab rebels…

  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Barack, meet Lucy

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama met an unexpected guest on the way to Monday night’s state dinner at Ethiopia’s National Palace — Lucy. She’s the most complete skeleton of an early human…

  • Obama pushes for end to crippling crisis in South Sudan

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama launched a personal push for peace in South Sudan on Monday, convening African leaders for urgent talks in neighboring Ethiopia aimed at keeping the world’s newest nation…

  • Kenyan girl who gave flowers to Obama goes back to school

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An 8-year-old Kenyan girl who presented flowers to President Barack Obama at an arrival ceremony last week got lots of attention when she returned to school on Monday. And she was…

  • Hundreds of Mozambicans flee to Malawi to escape fighting

    MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — A Malawian official says hundreds of Mozambicans have fled into the neighboring country following fighting between the government and opposition fighters. Commissioner for Malawi’s Mwanza district, Gift Rapozo, told The Associated…

  • The Latest: Obama says South Sudan needs urgent attention

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The latest on President Barack Obama’s visit to Ethiopia (all times local): 2:30 p.m. President Barack Obama is warning the world can’t wait long to address the deteriorating situation in…